Why Buy War Junk?

Have you ever wondered what happens to all the leftover weapons and equipment when wars end? Are you curious about how governments have disposed of military surpluses in the past?

Have you ever thought about product lifecycles or the disposal of “old” technologies? Maybe you want to know more about the history of thriftiness, recycling, or postwar reconstruction in the 1940s?

If the answer is yes… then you should pre-order a copy of War Junk: Munitions Disposal and Postwar Reconstruction in Canada. This book explores the complex political, economic, social, and environmental legacies of munitions disposal by revealing how the tools of war became integral to the making of postwar Canada.

War Junk will appeal to a wide variety of public, professional, and academic audiences interested in the following fields:

  • Military history
  • Political and economic history
  • Environmental history
  • Business history
  • Canadian history
  • Peace and conflict studies
  • Discard studies
  • Material culture and military artifacts
  • Technology and obsolescence
  • Governance and public policy
  • Public property and asset disposal

You can purchase War Junk at the following sites: