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Memorable Manitobans: Ralph Andrew Allen (1913-1966)

Journalist, writer.

Born at Winnipeg on 25 August 1913, 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.

See also:

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


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 February 2018

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