Barry Broadfoot

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Barry Samuel Broadfoot, CM (January 21, 1926 – December 2003) was a Canadian interviewer and history writer born and attended university in Winnipeg, Manitoba.[1]

His historical research consisted of interviewing various Canadians from all over the country about their memories of their lives during specific historical periods such as the Great Depression and World War II.

In 1997, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian honour.

Barry Broadfoot's first job at 17 years old was as a cub reporter who had to go to the homes of men killed in action in World War II and obtain photographs to run along with their death notices. At 18, he joined the Canadian Army and spent the next two years in the infantry.[2]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Ten Lost Years 1973
  • Six War Years 1975
  • The Pioneer Years 1976
  • Years of Sorrow, Years of Shame 1977
  • My Own Years 1983
  • The Veterans' Years 1985
  • The Immigrant Years 1986
  • Next-Year Country 1988
  • Ordinary Russians 1989


  1. ^ Broadfoot, Barry (1976). The Pioneer Years 1895-1914 (1978 ed.). Markham, Ontario Canada: PaperJacks. pp. Inside front cover. ISBN 0-7701-0060-0. 
  2. ^ Broadfoot, Barry (1974). Six War Years 1939 - 1945 (5th Printing 1985 ed.). New York, NY: PaperJacks. pp. Inside front cover. ISBN 0-7701-0443-6. 

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