05 Nov Vic Taboika Speaks on Clothing Production in WWI
Vic Taboika on the right with Ryan Goldsworthy, Hugh Brewster and Matthew Barrett
Vic Taboika spoke at the second annual military history symposium held by the Royal Canadian Military Institute on November 3. By day Leede Jones Gable excecutive vice-president and investment advisor, in his free time Vic is a military historian with a special interest in materials.
Speaking under the heading “The End of the Great War: The Canadian Perspective”, Vic talked about the revolution in military clothing and footwear production that took place during World War I.
As Vic said, “An examination of clothing production in the Great War provides us an insight into the following: the first global mass production of clothing forming the basis of our consumer society; second, the technological change that allowed this mass production to occur; third, the massive intervention of the state into the economy; last, the largest recycling and salvage operation known to man up to that time.”