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ISBN: 9781550712575 - Canadian Duce
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Canadian Duce

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Bruno Ramirez

ISBN: 9781550712575
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Guernica Editions,Canada


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In June 1940, as the dictator Benito Mussolini took Italy into war against the Allied Powers, the Canadian authorities launched a series of raids against Italian Canadians from coast to coast. Suspected of being a danger to national security, several hundreds of them were arrested and interned without trial. Most of the Italian…

 

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In June 1940, as the dictator, Benito Mussolini took Italy into war against the Allied Powers, the Canadian authorities launched a series of raids against Italian-Canadians from coast to coast. Suspected of being a danger to national security, several hundreds of them were arrested and interned without trial. Most of the Italian-Canadian population was declared 'enemy alien', community centres were shut, and a multitude of families thrown into hardship and despair. "The Canadian Duce" narrates this little-known chapter of Canadian history through the experience of a Montreal Italian-Canadian family - the Caruso's - and through the coming of age of their teen-aged son, Mario. This is the script of the CBC TV film "Il duce Canadese", which was aired in 2005.