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The admirals [electronic resource] : Canada's senior naval leadership in the twentieth century /
edited by Michael Whitby, Richard H. Gimblett, and Peter Haydon.
imprint
Toronto : Dundurn Press, c2006.
description
414 p., [4] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1550025805, 9781550025804
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
Toronto : Dundurn Press, c2006.
isbn
1550025805
9781550025804
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
At head of title: Leadership.
Includes index.
catalogue key
10493229
 
Includes bibliographical references: p. [396]-402.
A Look Inside
Summaries
Main Description
The Admirals: Canada's Senior Naval Leadership in the Twentieth Centuryfills an important void in the history of Canada's navy. Those who carry the burden of high command have a critical niche in not only guiding the day-to-day concerns of running an armed service but in ensuring that it is ready to face the challenges of the future. Canada's leading naval historians present analytical articles on the officers who led the navy from its foundation in 1910 to the unification in 1968. Six former Maritime Commanders provide personal reflections on command. The result is a valuable biographical compendium for anyone interested in the history of the Canadian Navy, the Canadian Forces, or military and naval leadership in general.
Main Description
This book fills an important void in the history of Canada's navy. Those who carry the burden of high command have a critical niche in not only guiding the day-to-day concerns of running an armed service but in ensuring that it is ready to face the challenges of the future. Canada's leading naval historians present analytical articles on the officers who led the navy from its foundation in 1910 to the unification in 1968. Six former Maritime Commanders provide personal reflections on command. The result is a valuable biographical compendium for anyone interested in the history of the Canadian Navy, the Canadian Forces, or military and naval leadership in general.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. 11
Introductionp. 15
Chiefs of the Naval Staff
Admiral Sir Charles E. Kingsmill: Forgotten Fatherp. 31
Commodore Walter Hose: Ordinary Officer, Extraordinary Endeavourp. 55
Admiral Percy W. Nelles: Diligent Guardian of the Visionp. 69
Rear-Admiral Leonard Warren Murray: Canada's Most Important Operational Commanderp. 97
Vice-Admiral George C. Jones: The Political Career of a Naval Officerp. 125
Vice-Admiral Howard Emmerson Reid and Vice-Admiral Harold Taylor Wood Grant: Forging the New "Canadian" Navyp. 157
Vice-Admiral E. Rollo Mainguy: Sailors' Admiralp. 187
Vice-Admiral Harry G. DeWolf: Pragmatic Navalistp. 213
Vice-Admiral Herbert S. Rayner: The Last Chief of the Canadian Naval Staffp. 247
Rear-Admiral William M. Landymore: The Silent Service Speaks Outp. 275
Commanders of Maritime Command
Vice-Admiral Harold A. Porter, 1970-71p. 309
Rear-Admiral Robert W. Timbrell, 1971-73p. 321
Vice-Admiral J. Andrew Fulton, 1980-83p. 327
Vice-Admiral Charles M. Thomas, 1987-89p. 335
Vice-Admiral Robert E. George, 1989-91p. 341
Vice-Admiral John R. Anderson, 1991-92p. 349
Canada's Naval Commanders, 1910-2005p. 357
Career Summaries of the Flag Officers Included in This Volumep. 360
Abbreviations and Acronymsp. 384
Contributorsp. 388
Acknowledgementsp. 394
Bibliographyp. 396
Indexp. 403
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