Challenged Works

The Valour and the Horror

By Merily Weisbord and Merilyn Simonds Mohr


1992—The book, based on a three-part TV series, was targeted by Canadian veterans’ organizations and was discussed in the hearings of the Senate Subcommittee on Veterans’ Affairs. Veterans demanded that the TV production be withdrawn from distribution and that the book be pulled from libraries.

Objection—The TV series and the book raised questions about Canada’s military participation in the Second World War.

Update—In 1993, a group of veterans known as the Bomber Harris Trust launched a $500-million class action suit against those connected with the TV production and the two authors of the book. The action was thrown out of court.

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