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Memorable Manitobans: Ralph Allen (1913-1966)

Journalist, writer.

Born in Winnipeg, he began his journalistic career with the Winnipeg Tribune. He moved to Toronto and the Toronto Globe in 1938, then to Maclean’s and finally to the Toronto Star. He wrote five novels, three of which dealt with men at war. He also wrote several works of history, including Ordeal by Fire: Canada 1910-1945 (1961). None of his writing was set in Manitoba.

More information:

The Man from Oxbow: The Best of Ralph Allen by Christina McCall Newman (editor), McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1967.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 22 January 2008

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