UBC Press will launch historian Benjamin Isitt’s new book, From Victoria to Vladivostok: Canada’s Siberian Expedition, 1917-19. Challenging how the First World War is remembered, the work illuminates a controversial and forgotten moment in the history of Canada, Russia, Asia, and the World — the journey of 4,200 soldiers from Canada’s West Coast to the Russian Far East in the wake of the Bolshevik Revolution. Engaging military history, labour history, and the social history of British Columbia, Quebec, and Russia, Isitt will share rare archival photographs from the new Siberian Expedition Virtual Exhibition and Digital Archive.
Date: Nov. 3
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: St. John’s College, Fairmont Social Lounge, 2111 Lower Mall
Reception to follow.