Selected Publications

Books:

Beaulieu, Michel S., David K. Ratz, Thorold J. Tronrud, and Jenna L. Kirker. Thunder Bay and the First World War, 1914-1919. Thunder Bay: Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, 2018. 267 pages *Awarded the 2019 M. Elizabeth Arthur Award for best book on the history of Northwestern Ontario. 

Beaulieu, Michel S., David K. Ratz, and Ronald N. Harpelle, eds. Hard Work Conquers All: Building the Finnish Community in Canada. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2018. 240 pages.

Ratz, David KThe Canadian Image of Finland, 1919-1948: Canadian Government Perceptions and Foreign Policy. Oulu, Finland: Acta Univ. Oulu, 2018. 606 pages.

Zimmermann, Ernest Robert. Completed and edited by Michel S. Beaulieu and David Ratz.The Little Third Reich on Lake Superior: A History of Canadian Internment Camp R. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2015. 350 pages. *Awarded the 2017 M. Elizabeth Arthur Award for best book on the history of Northwestern Ontario. 

Private W.C. Millar, From Thunder Bay Through Ypres with the Fighting 52nd. Edited by Thorold J. Tronrud and annotated by David Ratz. Thunder Bay: Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, 2010. 172 pages.

Articles and Book Chapters:

Ratz, David. "The Canadian Military in Thunder Bay Since the Second World War." Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records 48 (2020): 83-117.

Lemelin, Raynald Harvey, Michel S. Beaulieu, and David Ratz"'Everything Changed!' - The Ramification of the Second World War on the Canadian North." Journal of Tourism Futures 5, no. (2019). https://doi.org/10.1108/JTF-01-2019-0005

Ratz, David K. "Finnish-Canadian Soldiers in the First World War." In Hard Work Conquers All: Building the Finnish Community in Canada, edited by Michel S. Beaulieu, David K. Ratz, and Ronald N. Harpelle, 68-101. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2018. 

Beaulieu, Michel S., David K. Ratz, and Ronald N. Harpelle. "Writing About the Finnish Canadian Experience." In Hard Work Conquers All: Building the Finnish Community in Canada, edited by Michel S. Beaulieu, David K. Ratz, and Ronald Harpelle, 1-28. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2018.

Ratz, David K. "The Development of Canadian-Finnish Bilateral Relations." In Canada-Finland, Celebrating 2017: "A brave. hospitable, and altogether admirable people," edited by Markku Henriksson, Michel S. Beaulieu, Carmen Pekkarinen, and Mari-Anna Suurmunne, 54-58. Helsinki: Suomi-Kanada-seura/Finnish-Canadian Society and Embassy of Canada to Finland, 2017.

Beaulieu, Michel S., David Ratz, and Ernest Robert Zimmermann. "Situating the Red Rock POW Experience." In The Little Third Reich on Lake Superior: A History of Canadian Internment Camp R, by Ernest Robert Zimmermann. Edited by Michel S. Beaulieu and David Ratz, xix-xxxiii. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2015.

Ratz, David and Stuart Kirkpatrick. "The Military Contribution of Northwestern Ontario to Canada’s War Effort." Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records 42 (2014): 106-137.

Ratz, David. "Introduction." In Letters to Leah: The Experiences of a Member of the Lake Superior Regiment (motor) During the Second World War from August 1944 to May 1945, by Michael Fedak. Thunder Bay: Lake Superior Scottish Regiment, 2012.  320 pages.

DeGagné, Chelsea, Michel S. Beaulieu, and David Ratz. "PRIMA IN LACUBUS: Over a Century of Naval Activity at the Lakehead." Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records (2009): 2-15.

Ratz, David. "The Early Image of Finland in Canada." In Imogological and Cross-Cultural Encounters in History, edited by Kari Alenius, Olavi K. Fält, and Markus Mertaniemi, 221-234. Rovaniemi: Pohjois-Suomen Historiallienen Yhdistys, 2008.

Ratz, David. "Strike Duty," the Canadian Military and Labour at the Lakehead before the First World War." In Essays in Northwestern Ontario Working Class History, edited by Michel S. Beaulieu, 29-49. Thunder Bay: Lakehead University Centre for Northern Studies, 2008.

Ratz, David. "Approaches to the Study of International Relations." Faravid: Historian ja arkeologian tutkimuksen aikakauskirja [Journal of Historical and Archaelogical Studies] 32 (2008): 147-183.

Ratz, David. "The Study of Historical Images." Faravid: Historian ja arkeologian tutkimuksen aikakauskirja [Journal of Historical and Archaelogical Studies] 31 (2007): 189-220.

Ratz, David K. "Pete Musselman, Teacher and Soldier." Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records (2003): 21-50.

Ratz, David and Malcolm Sissons. "Major Gerald Stewart Rutherford MC. Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders and 52nd Battalion CEF." Journal of the Military History Society of Manitoba (1999): 28-29.

Ratz, David. "The Controversy Over Unit Designation and Perpetuation: The History of the Lake Superior Scottish Regiment." Journal of the Military History Society of Manitoba (1999): 50-56.

Ratz, David Karl. "Aid to the Civil Power: The 96th 'Lake Superior Regiment' 1909 and 1912."  Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records (1991): 51-64.

Recent Book Review:

Review of A Township at War by Jonathan F. Vance. Canadian Historical Review 100, no. 2 (2019): 687-689.

Review of In Peace Prepared: Innovation and Adaptation in Canada’s Cold War Army by Andrew B. Godefroy. Canadian Journal of History 51, no. 1 (Spring 2016): 187-89.

Web Sites:

The 52nd (New Ontario) Battalion, CEF, with Tal Fisher. http://52ndbattalion.com/

LSSR-105 Years of Service at the  Virtual Museum