“Only Truth Can Save Us”


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“Only Truth Can Save Us”


Title Proper PR0963 MS0006 BOX 6 FILE 4 ITEM 2
Date(s) 1940
General material designation
This item contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This item contains an essay written by Francis Joseph Dickie. In this essay, Dickie advocates for a stronger military presence along the Pacific coast of British Columbia. He questions the “stupid Canadian government” and the willingness of officials to address the defense of British Columbia but applauds the “rounding up” of Japanese Canadians. He also lists organizations that have led the call for the movement of Japanese Canadians in the province.
Name of creator
Dickie, Francis Joseph, 1890-1976 , a reporter and author, created this archive.
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.
This record was digitized in full.



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