Here is the introduction of my québec sourcebook.
Comments, revisions and questions are welcome.
Je me souviens – A People’s Christian Democratic Republic of Québec Sourcebook
The book you are currently holding took us a long time to write. Not much as been published on the République of Québec since it seceded from Canada in 1931. Even us at Air Action Weekly, have been guilty of under coverage of this country, until recently. With the recent daring recapture of the town of Granby in early 1937, Québec became the centre of the diplomatic attention as its neighbours and allies tried to prevent another war with the Maritime Province.
This forced us to consider more coverage of the largest Francophone state on the continent. However, the language barrier and the distrust that Quebecers have toward foreigner made this assignment tough, even the People’s Collective is easier to cover. But now, after almost six months of hard work, we are now able to present you a complete report and coverage of one of the most fascinating and unknown country of our continent.
This book would not have been written without the collaboration of many Quebecers that made possible for our reporters to get a better understanding of this closed and homogeneous society. To this effect AAW would like to give particular thanks to M. Jim O’Brien of the Chronicle Telegraph in Québec City, whose help proved priceless to arrange for meetings and visits of the République officials and military installations. Also, this book was made possible by the active cooperation of the Armée de l’Air du Québec (the Québec air force) or AAQ, which gave us permission to tour most of their facilities with reasonable freedom.
In the hope that this book will allow you to have a better understanding of this nation.
Nero L. MacLeon editor Air Action Weekly
ES Intelligence memo Q-2443
To: all pilots and military personnel
Subject: République of Québec
The task of gathering information about the République of Québec is a great challenge; despite our best efforts we were unable to make significant infiltration of Québec’s territory and institutions. We are also faced with repeated refusals by the Maritime Provinces regarding intelligence sharing. Therefore, we recommend that you read this publication, to which our observations were added. Although the threat level posed by Québec is low compared with the ISA and Hollywood, the surprising performance of some of the Québec based groups and the steady expansion of the AAQ force us to remain vigilant. This document should be examined with the outmost care by all personnel.
Col. Gregory Leblanc, Deputy Director of the Québec and Maritime Provinces division of the Empire State Intelligence Agency
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