Abstract: The Public Relations Committee of the Ontario Brewers and the Defence of Brewing and Beer-Drinking during the Second World War

Matthew J. Bellamy

Abstract

In the summer of 1941, Matthew H. Halton, a war correspondent, arrived in Solum, an Egyptian village near the Mediterranean Sea, just east of the border with Libya. The British army there was under heavy attack by General Erwin Rommel—the fabled ''Desert Fox.'' As the shells of the German AfrikaKorps rained down on Solum, Halton fearlessly recorded the fighting and dying in the searing sands of North Africa. The fact that ''one brigade with a few guns'' ultimately held off the German assault left Halton