The Making Of A Tattoo

Author by : Keith Allan Wilson
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Publisher by : FriesenPress
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Description : A major theatrical production that was seen by almost three million Canadians. Broadcast twice by the Canadian Broadcasting Company on two occasions. The show took four years to research and develop. There were calls to tour the show through the United States and Europe as a symbol of Canadian culture. The Canadian Armed Forces Tattoo 1967 was the premiere event in Canada's centennial year. Hailed by many in the press to keep the production and make it an annual event. While all the performers in the Tattoo were members of the military, they took to acting in their many scenes as if they were born to it. This book captures many of the details that went into the research, development and production stages of the show that thrilled Canadians from coast to coast.


Benedict Arnold S Army

Author by : Arthur S. Lefkowitz
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Publisher by : Savas Beatie
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Description : A brilliant American combat officer and this country’s most famous traitor, Benedict Arnold is one of the most fascinating and complicated people to emerge from American history. His contemporaries called Arnold “the American Hannibal” after he successfully led more than 1,000 men through the savage Maine wilderness in 1775. The objective of Arnold and his heroic corps was the fortress city of Quebec, the capital of British-held Canada. The epic campaign is the subject of Benedict Arnold’s Army, a fascinating campaign to bring Canada into the war as the 14th colony. The initiative for the assault came from George Washington who learned that a fast moving detachment could surprise Quebec by following a chain of rivers and lakes through the Maine wilderness. Washington picked Col. Benedict Arnold, an obscure and controversial Connecticut officer, to command the corps who signed up for the secret mission. Arnold believed that his expedition would reach Quebec City in twenty days. The route turned out to be 270 miles of treacherous rapids, raging waterfalls, and trackless forests that took months to traverse. At times Arnold’s men were up to their waists in freezing water dragging and pushing their clumsy boats through surging rapids and hauling them up and over waterfalls. In one of the greatest exploits in American military history, Arnold led his famished corps through the early winter snow, up and over the Appalachian Mountains, and on to Quebec. Benedict Arnold’s Army covers a largely unknown but important period of Arnold’s life. Award-winning author Arthur Lefkowitz provides important insights into Arnold’s character during the earliest phase of his military career, showing his aggressive nature, need for recognition, experience as a competitive businessman, and his obsession with honor that started him down the path to treason. Lefkowitz extensively researched Arnold’s expedition and made numerous trips along the same route that Arnold’s army took. Benedict Arnold’s Army also contains a closing chapter with detailed information and maps for readers who wish to follow the expedition’s route from the coast of Maine to Quebec City. There is a growing interest in the Founding Fathers and the Revolutionary War as a source of national pride and identity and the Arnold Expedition as told through Benedict Arnold’s Army is one of the greatest adventure stories in American history. Arthur S. Lefkowitz lives in central New Jersey


One Soldier S Story 1939 1945

Author by : George S. MacDonell
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Publisher by : Dundurn
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Description : This story details the fateful adventures of two Canadian army regiments dispatched to the Pacific to face the Japanese.


The D Day Dodgers

Author by : Daniel George Dancocks
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Publisher by : McClelland & Stewart Limited
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True Patriot

Author by : David Jay Bercuson
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Claxton was active in many of the key Canadian intellectual movements of the 1920 and 1930s. He played a significant role in the creation of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and was an active proponent of social reform, and he was also a key player in Canadian political life until his retirement in 1954. This biography brings to light his accomplishments and how they set a pattern for public service careers among males of his class. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Long Left Flank

Author by : Jeffery Williams
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Publisher by : Pen and Sword
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Description : When in August, 1944, the Allies broke out of Normandy, the world's attention became fixed on the dramatic British and American armoured thrusts into the Rhine. The war in Europe seemed all but over. Far to the left, along the flank of the Allied Expeditionary Force, almost unnoticed, a battle was beginning on whose outcome hung not only victory but the possibility of disaster Under-strength, neglected by Montogomery and denied by Eisenhower the supposed which he had promised, First Canadian Army paid an appalling price in casualties to clear the Channel coast and open up the great port of Antwerp. Commanded by General Harry Crerar , the army contained not only Canadians, but, for most of the campaign, more British troops then the Eighth Army at Alamein. Poles, Americans, Dutch, Belgians, Czechs and French served in it and were partnered in all their operations by the equally international No.84 Group, RAF. Their hard-won success in clearing the banks of the Scheldt and in capturing Walcheren Island was followed four months later by victory in the Rhineland. There, with almost every one of Montgomery's British Divisions under command, they smashed the best of what remained of the German Army and, with it, Hitler's last hope of defending the Rhine. The way was open for the Allies into the heart of the Reich. In the war's final phase, most of Crerar's British divisions were replaced with by Canadian formations newly arrived from their arduous campaign in Italy. Striking north and west after crossing the Rhine, they liberated Holland and drove east-ward into the heavily defended area of Germany. At war's end they had reached the Weser and were closing on the great naval bases of Emden and Wilhemshaven. Jeffery Williams won wide acclaim for his definitive biography Viscount Byng of Vimy. He brings the same assured touch to this lively and fast-moving account of a crucial aspect of the battle for North-West Europe which has hitherto been largely neglected by historians.


Changing The Status Quo The Canadian Forces Would Be Better Postured To Meet The Current And Future Strategic Requirements By Replacing The Conventional Land Forces Army With Lightly Equipped Special Operating Forces Sof

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : The Canadian government's historical fiscal and strategic Defense choices and current fiscal projections for the near term, the present-day and future threats to Canadian sovereignty, and the current Defense posture pose a unique challenge for the Canadian Forces (CF). This paper argues that the CF would be better postured to meet current and future strategic requirements while still meeting Canadian foreign policy objectives by replacing the conventional land forces (Army) with lightly equipped Special Operating Forces (SOF). Specifically, infantry, armored, engineer and artillery units located in each of the mechanized brigade groups would be re-roled as twelve SOF battalions, four PSYOP battalions, four Civil Affairs battalions and four independent UAV batteries. Savings realized in overall strength for the Army in terms of number of personnel (represented by Person-Years (PYs)), should be reallocated in four areas: augmentation for the Army Schools in order to teach a SOF training curriculum; creation of four attack helicopter squadrons; creation of a strategic airlift squadron; and to crew four Landing Platform Helicopter Carriers. Money earned by selling Canada?s armored and mechanized vehicles, in tandem with the projected vehicle overhead, infrastructure and maintenance savings, and the savings from large caliber ammunition such as Artillery and 25mm ammunition should be used to offset the purchase and maintenance costs for the Air Force and Navy. By converting the Army Regular Forces units into SOF, Canada would have a readily deployable force that was expeditionary in nature, viable as a future warfighting force, viable as a future force for military operations other than war and better organized and equipped to fight the Global War on Terror. All this could be accomplished without compromising the defense of Canada.


Haller S Polish Army In France

Author by : Paul S. Valasek
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : "The Polish Army in France (Armia Polska Francyi) -- commonly known as Haller's Army (Armia Hallera), in recognition of their commanding general, and the Blue Army, named for their French-issued blue uniforms - was a volunteer army recruited from 47 centers and camp Niagara in the United States and Canada, starting in October 1917 and ending in March 1919. This fighting force was comprised predominantly of Polish nationals living in the United States and Canada who volunteered to fight in France towards the last year of World War I, and to continue fighting in Poland for its independence from all neighboring governments. What started out as part of the Great War to end all wars, ended up as the Polish-Soviet War of 1919-1921"--Page 15.


Canadian Warbirds Of The Second World War Fighters Bombers And Patrol Aircraft

Author by : Harold A. Skaarup
Languange : en
Publisher by : iUniverse
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Description : This aviation handbook is intended to provide the reader with a quick reference to identify the military aircraft flown by the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Army during the Second World War. The handbooks in this series include a general description and a photograph from the Canadian Forces Archives of at least one of the key variants or marks of each aircraft that has been in Canadian service or used by Canadian servicemen overseas. Each aircraft is listed alphabetically by manufacturer, number and type. General details describing the aircraft’s engines, service ceiling, speed, armament or weapons load are included, along with a brief description of the Canadian or allied squadron in which Canadian aircrews used the aircraft operationally. This is the third volume in the series. It describes fighters, bombers and patrol aircraft flown by Canadians during the war. A list of museums, private aircraft collections and other locations where survivors preserved and displayed is also included. The handbook is not a definitive list of all Canadian-manufactured or operated aircraft, but it should serve as a quick reminder of the major examples flown on duty for anyone with an interest in Canadian military aviation.


Maestro Of Science

Author by : Jason S. Ridler
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Publisher by : University of Toronto Press
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Description : One of the brightest Canadian scientists of his generation, Omond McKillop Solandt was a physiologist by training, an engineer by disposition, and a manager by necessity. A protégé of insulin’s co-discoverer, Charles Best, Solandt worked as a scientist for the British government during the Second World War, including as a pioneer of operational research and a manager of scientific establishments. Ending the war as a colonel, he served on the British Mission to Japan, where he studied the effects of the atomic bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, before returning to Canada to become chairman of the newly created Defence Research Board. There he spearheaded Canada’s attempt to create a new and innovative government science infrastructure that served the needs of the Canadian military at the dawn of the nuclear age and worked alongside allies in Britain and the United States. In Maestro of Science, Jason S. Ridler draws on interviews with Solandt and his colleagues and declassified records from Canada and the United Kingdom to paint a vivid picture of the influence and achievements of a Canadian leader in Cold War military research.


The Canadian Army At War Canada S Battle In Normandy

Author by : Colonel C.P. Stacey O.B.E.
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pickle Partners Publishing
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Description : Contains 5 maps and 41 Illustrations. “The decisive battle in North-West France in the summer of 1944 was fought and won by gallant men from many nations. Britain, the United States, and Canada contributed the largest components; but Poland provided a fine division, the French Forces of the Interior and subsequently French regular forces played essential roles, and Belgium, the Netherlands and Czechoslovakia all did their part. The victory won by the selfless cooperation of the men who made up these international forces is the property of no one nation; it is the monument of brave soldiers who died in different uniforms for one cause. “If this was a joint triumph of many nations, it was also a victory shared by the three fighting services. Sea, land, and air, they worked together for the defeat of the enemy so unselfishly and unceasingly that it would be difficult to say where the credit due to one element ended and that due to another began. All were courageous, all were skilful, all were bold; and together they achieved one of the greatest victories in the history of warfare and left all civilization their debtors. “In this campaign to which so many races and services contributed, the Canadian Army played a part of some significance. It is of that particular part that these pages tell.


Defence Forces List Canada

Author by : Canada. Dept. of National Defence
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Canada S Army

Author by : J.L. Granatstein
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Publisher by : University of Toronto Press
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Description : In this revised and updated third edition, one of Canada's leading historians covers the history of the Canadian military to the present day.


One Family S War

Author by : Clarence Bourassa
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Publisher by : University of Regina Press
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Description : For half a century a box had lain undisturbed, buried under years of accumulated clutter in the back room of a house. The contents of the box: stacks of letters, neatly bundled in chronological order, four years' worth. The letter writer was Clarence Bourassa who had enlisted with the South Saskatchewan Regiment in March 1940. Clarence's son, Rollie, had never known of the letters' existence. His mother, to whom the letters were written, had never spoken of them. Then, in 1995, Rollie discovered the letters and he came to know the father who had never returned from war. The correspondence reveals the fear, hunger, fatigue, and loneliness of Clarence's wartime experience. His firsthand account of his participation in the disastrous Dieppe Raid makes the book a valuable historical document and a major contribution to Canada's military history.


Moses Hazen And The Canadian Refugees In The American Revolution

Author by : Allan Seymour Everest
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Publisher by : Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press
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Description : Moses Hazen recruited Canadians from Quebec and Nova Scotia to join the Continental Army. After the war, many received land grants on the northern frontiers of New York.


Loyal Gunners

Author by : Lee Windsor
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Publisher by : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
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Description : Loyal Gunners uniquely encapsulates the experience of Canadian militia gunners and their units into a single compelling narrative that centres on the artillery units of New Brunswick. The story of those units is a profoundly Canadian story: one of dedication and sacrifice in service of great guns and of Canada. The 3rd Field Regiment (The Loyal Company), Royal Canadian Artillery, is Canada’s oldest artillery unit, dating to the founding of the Loyal Company in Saint John in 1793. Since its centennial in 1893, 3rd Field—in various permutations of medium, coastal, and anti-aircraft artillery—has formed the core of New Brunswick’s militia artillery, and it has endured into the twenty-first century as the last remaining artillery unit in the province. This book is the first modern assessment of the development of Canadian heavy artillery in the Great War, the first look at the development of artillery in general in both world wars, and the first exploration of the development and operational deployment of anti-tank artillery in the Second World War. It also tells a universal story of survival as it chronicles the fortunes of New Brunswick militia units through the darkest days of the Cold War, when conventional armed forces were entirely out of favour. In 1950 New Brunswick had four and a half regiments of artillery; by 1970 it had one—3rd Field. Loyal Gunners traces the rise and fall of artillery batteries in New Brunswick as the nature of modern war evolved. From the Great War to Afghanistan it provides the most comprehensive account to date of Canada’s gunners.


Canadiana

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Who S Who In Canada

Author by : Charles Whately Parker
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : An illustrated biographical record of leading Canadians from business, the professions, government, and academia.


Canada S National Defence Defence Organization

Author by : Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). School of Policy Studies
Languange : en
Publisher by : Kingston, Ont. : School of Policy Studies, Queen's University
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Description : Volumes in the Canada's National Defence series present an annotated collection of government statements on defence policy and internal studies and reports prepared by senior military officers, defence officials, and consultants to governments and ministers from about 1945 to 1997. They trace the history of the ideas that give Canada's defence policy and defence organizations their unique character. If there is an enduring Canadian strategy for national defence, it is expressed in these papers. Volume 2: Defence Organization is a collection of eight documents on the organization of the national defence establishment. Covering the period from 1936 to 1990, the papers include Colonel Pope's Memorandum; The McGill Reports, The Glassco Report, Hellyer's Reorganization, The Management Review Group, The Fyffe Review, The Vance Review, and The Little/Hunter Study.


To Climb A Mountain

Author by : Jean Forbes-King
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Publisher by : FriesenPress
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Description : In the early 1900s, the dream of owning their own land draws thousands of immigrants to the Canadian West. One of them is Billy King, an adventurous youngster who emigrates from England with his family to a rough-and-tumble Saskatchewan town and then over the Rocky Mountains to a very different way of life in Victoria, BC, where he must learn the ways of the sea. With the onset of war in Europe, his life in Canada is uprooted, but not enough to discourage him from realizing his dream of becoming a forest ranger in Alberta's Rocky Mountains. The life-and-death challenges of that unforgiving environment and the diverse people who live there—ranchers, miners, mountain men, and a remarkable native elder—redefine his world. But a devastating personal loss changes his life forever.


Another Kind Of Justice

Author by : Chris Madsen
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Washington Press
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Description : The first historical survey of Canadian military law, this book provides insight into military justice in Canada, the purpose of military law, and the level of legal professionalism within the Canadian military. Madsen (history, U. of Calgary) traces the development of military law from 1867 to 1998, explaining how military law has served a strictly functional purpose in maintaining discipline, and demonstrates how it claims its legitimacy and distinct status in relation to civil law. Canadian card order number: C99- 910338-5. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Radar Development In Canada

Author by : W.E. Knowles Middleton
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Publisher by : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
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Description : This volume continues the story of teh National Research Council begun by Physics at the National Research Council of Canada (also written by Middleton) and Biological Sciences at the National Research Council of Canada (by N.T. Gridgeman). Technical enough to interest the scientifically informed reader, yet comprehensible to the general reader, this history of the development of radar in Canada by the N.R.C. in the years of the Second World War explains what radar is and how it functions, and briefly describes at the problems which led to the development of new equipment—such as the need to detect mortar bombs and the danger of airborne attacks on Canadian coasts. The author describes how personality clashes, tensions between co-operating organizations, and difficulty administrative puzzles were overcome, allowing scientific expertise to triumph in the speedy and valuable development of new radar devices, an important contribution by Canada to the war effort. The volume is well organized and includes illustrations. Documentation from government sources, use of quotations from correspondence and interviews, personal reminiscences of the author, and informed opinion and interpretation combine to make the volume easy and information reading.


The Canadian Who S Who

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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