Doing Our Bit - Great War Research

GWCA Presents: Dr. Roger Sarty – March 8 @ 7.30 p.m.

Professor Roger Sarty is one of Canada's leading naval historians, specializing in the history of Canada's Navy and coastal defences.  His research interests include British, Canadian and American naval and air operations in the Battles of the Atlantic in both the First and Second World Wars.

According to Dr. Sarty, Canada's most important contribution to the naval defence of the British Empire during the First World War was the fortified port of Halifax. Once again, as in the great wars of the last half of the eighteenth century and the early nineteenth century, the fortress became a secure principal base for British naval operations in the North Atlantic and a safe entrepôt for the merchant shipping whose passage to Britain the Royal Navy protected.