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Mourad Djebabla

Mourad Djebabla

Political History Prize Best Article (French Language)

2013

Mourad Djebabla, « Le gouvernement fédéral et la diète de guerre proposée et imposée aux Canadiens ». Bulletin d’histoire politique (vol. 20, no 2) Automne 2011.

This article has several qualities. The author addresses the issue of food consumption during World War one. Mourad Djebabla demonstrates that the war context requiring the maximization of resources for the final victory dictated Canadian rationing policy, and that this policy depended strongly on the evolution of the conflict and international relations. The author’s article analyzes the state efforts to reorient production of the 3 Bs (blé-bacon et boeuf or wheat, beef and bacon) to help the allies. Finally, the author used a variety of excellent sources and his article is supported by a sophisticated analysis.