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Canadian Forces : an historical salute to those on the front line /
Art Montague.
imprint
Lunenburg, N.S. : MacIntyre Purcell Pub., c2011.
description
200 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1926916093 (pbk.), 9781926916095 (pbk.)
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imprint
Lunenburg, N.S. : MacIntyre Purcell Pub., c2011.
isbn
1926916093 (pbk.)
9781926916095 (pbk.)
catalogue key
8206921
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 200).
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Art Montague long-time contributor, to The Old Farmer's Almanac, Canadian Edition, is the author of several popular history books, including The Canadian Horse: The Fascinating Story of Canada's National Breed, Disasters Across Canada, and Canada's Rumrunners. Montague is also the author of the bestselling Ottawa Book of Everything. He lives in Perth, Ontario.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"[Montague's] frank prose . . . captures the involvement of our brave men and women in uniform." --General W.J. Natynczyk, Chief of the Defence Staff, Canada
"This book is truly a salute to all those in uniform. From the monumental to the mundane, Montague provides a top to bottom book of all things Canadian Military. What is very refreshing is the writing style captures the same light-hearted wit that embodies the spirit of our service members." --Scott Taylor, author and publisher, Esprit de Corps
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This work chronicles the humble heroism and often unacknowledged bravery that are part of every Canadian soldier's story, whether it be the Canadian who won a Victoria Cross during the Charge of the Light Brigade or the members of the Devil's Brigade - the first Special Forces Unit that fought during World War II.
Main Description
An unabashed appreciation of Canada's military from early French Canada to current action in Afghanistan, this detailed history has a range that is unprecedented for a single volume. Canadian Forces: A Historical Salute to Those on the Frontline chronicles the humble heroism and often unacknowledged bravery that are part of every Canadian soldier's story, whether it be the Canadian who won a Victoria Cross during the Charge of the Light Brigade or the members of the Devil's Brigade -- the first Special Forces Unit that fought during World War II. Their military defeats and conquests are described not only through the actual events but also through the personalities, from the generals, admirals, and privates to the medical personnel and the much-loved military cooks. Both entertaining and educational, this book captures the tragedy and comedy that are part of daily life in the Canadian military and recounts the role of military forces in shaping Canada into a distinct, proud nation.
Main Description
An unabashed appreciation of Canada's military from early French Canada to current action in Afghanistan, this detailed history has a range that is unprecedented for a single volume. Canadian Forces: An Historical Salute to Those on the Front Linechronicles the humble heroism and often unacknowledged bravery that are part of every Canadian soldier's story, whether it be the Canadian who won a Victoria Cross during the Charge of the Light Brigade or the members of the Devil's Brigade--the first Special Forces Unit that fought during World War II. Their military defeats and conquests are described not only through the actual events but also through the personalities, from the generals, admirals, and privates to the medical personnel and the much-loved military cooks. Both entertaining and educational, this book captures the tragedy and comedy that are part of daily life in the Canadian military and recounts the role of military forces in shaping Canada into a distinct, proud nation.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. 3
Forwordp. 6
Introductionp. 8
Nation Buildingp. 11
Timeline
Richard Pierpoint: A Life to Remember
As Good As It Gets: The Victoria Cross
Torching T.O.
Remember the Engineers
The Canadian: Our Horse, Of Course
With Respect to Military Nursing
Victoria Cross Vignettes: Alexander Dunn: The First V.C. Recipient
William C. Hall: A Canadian Soldier in the British Navy
Cockburn, Turner and Holland: Legends of Leliefontein
Timothy O'Hea: The One and Only
Frederick Fisher: The Hero From St. Catherines
Sam Steele: The First Peacekeeper
Snipers, The Vanguard of Special Forces.
A Place At The Tablep. 35
World War I
Remembering John McCrea
In Flanders Fields
Arthur Currie: Canada's Citizen General
McBride's Navy: An Executive Decision
No White Man's War: 2nd Construction Battalion
Passchendaele-Hell For Any Soldier
Billie Barker: The Love of Flying
1st Newfoundland at Somme: A Generation on the Line
Sergeant Thomas Ricketts, VC: A Teen-Age Hero
Orpington, An Atypical Olde English Town
Halifax Explosion
The Homefront: Good Times, Bad Times, And The Tax Man
Frederick Fisher: The Hero Frorri St. Catherines
Bishop and Beurling: The Killer Bs
Vimy Memorial: Vision of A Victory
Winnie the Pooh: The Story of A Mascot
Siberian Sojourn.
Military Independancep. 67
World War III
Prelude To Peril
The Pal From Gander
Sergeant-Major John Osborn: To The Last
Canada's Shame: The Hong Kong Story
Reverend John Weir Foote: Dirty Bound
Name These Tunes Page 4-5
The Cheap And Nasties
Halifax: The Convoy City
Halifax: The Mob Rules
HMCS Athabasca: Canada's Hard Luck Ship
The Princes Go To War
Iceburg Ahoy
Sino Canadian Soldiering
Loyalty Rewarded
The Invasion Of North America
Private Ernest "Smoky" Smith: Big Man In A Small Bottle
The Song of the D-Day Dodgers
The Canadians Face Off
The Ortona Toast
Prince Of Warriors
To Have And Have Not: Antwerp
Tommy Burns: In War And Peace
Need To knowp. 109
You Know You're In the Canadian Forces When
Talking The Talk
Getting Personal
Military Shorthand
Regimental Nicknames
Peacekeeping, Peacemaking And Police Actionp. 119
A Silent Requiem "Here They Come"
The Price of Peace
I am Canadian
Cold War In The Arctic
Kapyong: Victory Goes To The Princess
Doctor On Call-The Great Imposter
Somalia: Mission Impossible
The Heart Of Darkness Dealing With Disaster
Medicine And The Military
Dangerous Footing
The Band In The Back
Humanitarian Relief And The Canadian Forces
Welcome Home: Canada's Veteranp. 155
Ah, The Good Life
Beyond The Call
Mister Veteran
The Keys To Rehabilitation
Valour Road: Winnipeg's Real Main Street
Canada's Walking Wounded
By the Numbers
Our Modern Forcesp. 171
The Best And Brightest
Sunday Soldiers
Women At Arms
Marguerite Downs, Many Ways To Serve
Our Forces: Overlooked Value
The Right To Know
Getting The Story
Ink From Outside The Wire
Front line Airports
Battlefield Medicine
Home Away From Home Cookin'.
Afterfordp. 199
Further Readingp. 200
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