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McGill University during WWII

waterston_jitterbug_lg.jpgElizabeth Hillman Waterston started her first week at McGill University in 1939. It was also the first week of World War Two. 

On campus, they were enjoying torchlight football parades and dances at the Ritz Carleton, while the war was gathering momentum in Europe. But soon Elizabeth's male friends, colleagues and, even, instructors enlisted in the war, and she and other female students were working for the Red Cross.

Elizabeth Waterston has now written a book about that defining period in her life. It's called Blitzkrieg and Jitterbugs: College Life in Wartime 1939-1942.  Sonali Karnick spoke with her on  Remembrance Day.

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