William Henry Nelson was a Canadian Jewish pilot from Montreal who joined the RAF directly in 1937 and served until he was shot down in November 1940. Nelson was recognized as the highest scoring Canadian Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain.
The Canadian Jewish Record news site has reprinted my story on this heartfelt ceremony in honour of an outstanding Montreal…
Honoured to be included in this prestigious military publication out of Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. Their April 2020…
One of the most knowledgable interviewers I have had the pleasure of meeting: Lynn Pickering, host of her 99.3 The County radio programme. Interview was done Monday Feb. 17, 2020 in the green room of the station, and aired on the weekend Sunday Feb. 23, 2020 following my talk in Picton, Ontario as part of Flashback February 2020.
Martow publicly thanked Ellin for writing “Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military and WWII” and also for working with Veterans Affairs Canada to add a web exhibit about the fighting Jews in uniform to the official government Remembrance web page. That page went live in the fall of 2019.
Remembrance Day has passed and we still must remember them.
It’s part of the message from journalist, researcher and author Ellin Bressner. She tells the story of members of the Canadian Jewish community who stepped into battle for a country that didn’t always support or even welcome them.
A moving story by journalist Sharon Chisvin about my year’s long quest to see Jewish Canadian soldiers take their place in official Canadian history. The article was published Saturday Nov. 2, 2019 in the Winnipeg Free Press.
The great historians at Laurier University’s Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies had their podcast host, Eric Story, interview me about Canadian Jewish involvement in WWII. Story asked probing questions about my research and my book “Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military and WWII”.
Publisher Scott Taylor’s Esprit de Corps magazine featured “Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military, and WWII” in the August, 2019 edition of his wonderful magazine, with a front cover shoutout (bottom right) and a middle five-page spread.
Here is my latest story of the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 2019, from Juno Beach…