The Sawmill Boys, P. O. W.'s and Conscientious Objectors: Stories from the Parkland: front coverThe Sawmill Boys, P. O. W.'s and Conscientious Objectors: Stories from the Parkland: backcoverThe Sawmill Boys, P. O. W.'s and Conscientious Objectors: Stories from the Parkland: contents listThe Sawmill Boys, P. O. W.'s and Conscientious Objectors: Stories from the Parkland: PrologueThe Sawmill Boys, P. O. W.'s and Conscientious Objectors: Stories from the Parkland: MapThe Sawmill Boys, P. O. W.'s and Conscientious Objectors: Stories from the Parkland: Chapter One

The Sawmill Boys, P. O. W.’s and Conscientious Objectors Stories from the Parkland (2007 Paperback)


£200.00

Very good condition used Paperback.

First Edition published in 2007 by Edward S. Stozek, Canada.
Author: Edward S. Stozek.
ISBN: 9780968802779.
Approx dims: 265mm h x 205mm w x 10mm d.

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The Sawmill Boys, P. O. W.’s and Conscientious Objectors: Stories from the Parkland

Condition and Description:

Very good condition used Paperback.

First Edition published in 2007 by Edward S. Stozek, Canada.
Author: Edward S. Stozek.
ISBN: 9780968802779.
Approx dims: 265mm h x 205mm w x 10mm d.

Intact clean glossy condition pictorial covers with some creasing & signs of handling. Intact spine. 108 clean pages of English text with b&w photos, illustrations and maps. No inscriptions. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of The Sawmill Boys, P. O. W.’s and Conscientious Objectors: Stories from the Parkland:

”The Riding Mountain Forest Reserve was established in 1895 and timber berths were allocated to entrepreneurs. The age of a log based industry had begun and would last until 1946 when sawmills were no longer permitted to operate within the boundaries of Riding Mountain Forest Park.

Probably the most well known individual in the Manitoba lumber industry was Theodore Arthur Burrows who operated sawmills in many areas of the province and conducted logging operations in the Lake Winnipeg, Riding Mountain, Duck Mountain and Porcupine Forest areas.

When Canada became involved in WWII, all aspects of domestic life were affected. There was a decline in manpower in the forest industry and an increased demand for wood for fuel, pulpwood and lumber. As noted in the previous chapter, many of the local men enlisted with the Canadian Armed Forces. The lower paying bush jobs and harsh living conditions made logging unatractive. Debates in the House of Commons indicated that the country was in a crisis in the area of wood shortages. On May 10th 1943 the Mackenzie King Government put in place new regulations which gave the Department of Labour and the Department of National Defense, the authority to employ prisoners on work projects to help alleviate the labour shortages in the natural resource and agriculture sectors.

The author Ed Stozek currently lives in Dauphin, Manitoba. Ed was born and raised on a farm near Oakburn, Manitoba. After graduating from the Elphinstone High School, he attended Brandon University. He them embarked on a thirty-three year teaching career where he specialized in teaching history. Ed retired from teaching in 2007. ”

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