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Author Durflinger, Serge Marc, 1961-

Title Veterans with a vision : Canada's war blinded in peace and war / Serge Marc Durflinger
Published Vancouver [B.C.] : UBC Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 428 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, portraits, digital file
Series Studies in Canadian military history, 1449-6251
Studies in Canadian military history. 1449-6251
Contents Canada's First War blinded, 1899-1918 -- The Sir Arthur Pearson Club of War Blinded Soldiers and Sailors, 1919-29 -- Rehabilitating the blinded casualties of the Second World War, 1939-50 -- Older and wiser : Canada's war blinded in the aftermath of war, 1945-70 -- Twilight, 1971-2002
Summary "We know something about our war dead but almost nothing about our war wounded. Veterans with a Vision provides a vibrant, poignant, and very human history of Canada's war-blinded veterans and of the organization they founded in 1922, the Sir Arthur Pearson Association of War Blinded. Serge Durflinger details the veterans' process of civil re-establishment, physical and psychological rehabilitation, and social and personal coping and describes their public advocacy for government pension entitlements, job retraining, and other social programs. This book captures the spirit of perseverance that permeated the veterans' community and highlights the accomplishments of the war blinded as advocates for all Canadian veterans and for all blind citizens."--Pub. desc
Notes Published in association with the Canadian War Museum and the Sir Arthur Pearson Association of War Blinded
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Baker, Edwin Albert, 1893-1968.
Canadian National Institute for the Blind -- History.
Sir Arthur Pearson Association of War Blinded -- History.
Blind -- Canada -- History.
Disabled veterans -- Canada -- History.
Form Electronic book
Author Canadian War Museum.
Sir Arthur Pearson Association of War Blinded.
ISBN 0774818557 (alk. paper)
0774818565 (paperback)
0774818573 (electronic bk.)
9780774818551 (alk. paper)
9780774818568 (paperback)
9780774818575 (electronic bk.)