[ George Pearkes SchoolNet Project ]
From Special Collections, the life of The Right Honourable George R. Pearkes V.C. (1888-1984) is illustrated from the Pearkes Collection of photographs, interviews, maps, and war diaries. Pearkes was an acclaimed military leader in both world wars who later went on to become Minister of Defence in Diefenbaker's cabinet, and Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia. During his long and varied career, Pearkes was a major figure in several controversies, including the 1944 Terrace Mutiny and the cancellation of the Avro Arrow.
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