Episode 154: War Junk


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In this episode of the History Slam, Sean Graham talks with Alex Souchen about his new book War Junk: Munitions Disposal and Postwar Reconstruction in Canada. They talk about the amount of goods Canada produced during the war, the influence of the First World War on Canada’s disposal efforts, and the environmental issues that ensued. They also discuss the impact on the economy, the shift in industrial production, and the unintended consequences of disposal.


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