When War Came To Winnipeg

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Seroster, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. Seroster

    Seroster Canadian researcher

    This popped up on an unrelated forum but it's certainly on topic here:

    On February 19, 1942, Winnipeg (in Manitoba, Canada) staged a mock invasion of the city by the Nazis as part of a war bond drive, with aircraft, explosions, a blackout, "Nazi" roadblocks, book burning, and the daily newspaper replaced by the 4-page Das Winnipeger Lugenblatt.

    When war came to Winnipeg

    It was highly successful and led to a lot of war bonds being purchased. "With days to go in the campaign, Manitoba exceeded its $45-million quota set out by the National War Finance Committee. By the time of its conclusion on March 7, 1942, the final total was an astonishing $65 million — $927 million in 2017 dollars."
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  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I'm sure that was mentioned on here before, with photos.
    Can't find the thread now.
    edit: ah canuck posted a photo here a year ago
    Caption competition
    I had a look into it then.
    Shame that the Winnipeg Free Press article won't open for me now without logging into their website.

    Last edited: Jan 29, 2019
  3. Seroster

    Seroster Canadian researcher

    Ahh, that's a shame. :( That ... seems like the wrong way of dealing with the issue.

    I felt sure someone must have mentioned it - I may not have searched with the right words to find it, though.
  4. Gary Kennedy

    Gary Kennedy Member

    Who did the air support, the Blue Bombers...:)

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