Japanese Canadians in World War II - Censored Mail from the Uprooting in British Columbia
Louis Fiset's Japanese Canadians in World War II - Censored Mail from the Uprooting in British Columbia is the latest BNAPS handbook. Having been at war with Germany since September 1939 and Italy since June 1940, by the time Canada entered the Pacific War in December 1941 internment operations and postal censorship activities were well established. The physical uprooting of Japanese Canadians from British Columbia began on 14 March 1942, and civil censorship of both their domestic and international correspondence followed two days later. In this newest BNAPS handbook author Louis Fiset tells in great detail the story of the Japanese Canadians who were displaced into the interior of British Columbia and across the country, using over 130 postal history covers and additional archival photographs to beautifully illustrate the story.
Seattle, Washington native Louis Fiset is a retired research dentist. He has published six books and many essays for the historical and philatelic literature on the World War II experience of non-combatant civilians in the U.S. and Canada. In addition to collecting and exhibiting World War II United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Australia internment camp mail, he collects and exhibits postal history relating to the impact of the war on transmission of the mails. He edits The Prexie Era newsletter. He has received many large gold, gold and specialty awards for his exhibits and philatelic writings. He lives in Seattle with his wife, Joan.