Ruck, Calvin W. The Black Battalion: 1916-1920 : Canada’s Best Kept Military Secret. Senator Calvin Ruck's book commemorates the history of No. 2 Construction and also captures wartime recollections from veterans Ruck interviewed. The Black Battalion brought the history of No. 2 Construction to a wider audience and inspired further study by other historians and engagement by the public. See the entry on Worldcat.
Gordon, Bob. "World War I: No. 2 Construction Company: Breaking new ground." Esprit de Corps, February 2018, 52+. Bob Gordon's article provides an overview of No. 2 Construction's history and the debate within the government and military about accepting Black soldiers and the formation of a racially segregated unit. Mess and recreational activities for soldiers are described in addition to operational details.
Foyn, Sean, and Chad Gaffield. “The Underside of Glory: AfriCanadian Enlistment in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914–1917”. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2000. Sean Flynn Foyn discusses the experience of AfriCanadians enlisting in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and what led to the formation of No.2 Construction Battalion. He also places this experience within the social and political context of the time.
“Sources relating to units of the Canadian Expeditionary Force,” Canadian Forestry Corps, No.2 Canadian Construction Company: www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/Documents/canadian%20forestry%20corps.pdf. This finding aid is a guide to archival sources about No. 2 Construction as well as the other Canadian Forestry Corps companies soldiers of No. 2 Construction were assigned to. See pages 15-17 for information about No. 2 Construction.
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