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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
April 16, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Andrew Iarocci

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Academic Background


Canadian War Museum Research Fellowship, 2007-08, 2009-10
R.B. Byers Postdoctoral Fellowship (National Defence), 2005-06

Monographs and Edited Collections

Chariots of Mars: Mechanization and Logistics in Canada’s Overseas Forces, 1914-19. In preparation, under contract with University of Toronto Press.
Shoestring Soldiers: The 1st Canadian Division at War, 1914-15. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008.
Co-editor, with Geoffrey Hayes and Mike Bechthold, Vimy Ridge: A Canadian Reassessment. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2007.


“Side-Steppers and Original-Firsts: Canadian Identity and Imperial Solidarity in the Great War,” Canadian Military History, Vol 20, No 3,
Summer 2011.

“Farm Tractors, Occupational Therapy, and Four-Wheel Drive: Transforming a Military Vehicle Into a Cultural Icon,” Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, Vol 30, No 3, June 2010, pp. 164-67.

“‘A Unique Art’: Canadian Anti-Gas Respirator Production in the Second World War,” Canadian Military History, Vol 18, No 4, Autumn 2009, pp. 51-64.

“On the Threshold of Modernity: Canadian Horsepower on the Western Front, 1914-18,” Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, Spring 2009, pp. 59-83.

The Illustrated London News and Military Technology of the Great War” Material Culture Review/Revue de la culture matérielle, No 67, Spring 2008, pp. 45-63.

“From Kingston to Cairo: A Medical Officer’s Haversack and the Story of No. 5 Stationary Hospital, 1915-16,” Stand To! The Journal of the Western Front Association, No 82, April/May 2008, pp. 27-30.

“Opening the North: Technology, Training and the Fort Churchill Joint Services

Experimental Test Station, 1946-64,” Canadian Army Journal, Vol 10, No 4, Winter 2008, pp. 74-95.

Recent Conference Papers

“The Roads of France: Supply and Transport in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1915-1917,” Army Historical Workshop: “Innovation and Problem Solving in the Canadian Army,” Fort Frontenac, June 2011.

“‘The Roads to Vimy’: Supply and Transportation Infrastructure at the Battle of Arras,” 22nd Military History Colloquium, University of Waterloo, May 2011.

“Crossing the Threshold: Horses, Mechanization, and the First World War,” Horse Symposium, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa, October 2010.

“‘Tanks are no bogey for the infantry…’: Allied and German Approaches to Anti-Tank Defence, 1916-18,” 21st Military History Colloquium, Wilfrid Laurier University, April 2010.