Canada at War

Aimed at a general audience of both adults and young adults, this very human history tells the stories behind some of this country's most distinguishing military moments.

Author: Paul Keery

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre

ISBN: 1553655966

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 178

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In 1914, Canada went to war as a subject of Britain. In 1939, it made the choice to fight all on its own. Canada at War follows the developments and setbacks, wins and losses, of a nation learning to stand up for itself under the toughest possible conditions: in the midst of the most difficult war of the twentieth century. In graphic-novel format, fully illustrated and in full colour, Canada at War shows the growth of a nation's army, navy, and air forces through movingly depicted triumphs and tragedies. From the disheartening losses at Dieppe and Hong Kong through the Battle of the Atlantic and the invasion of Sicily, it focuses on the human dimension of the key battles and decisions that ultimately swung the war in the Allieds' favour. This moving, graphic account ends, after the victories of D-Day and Juno Beach and the liberation of Europe, with a final reckoning of the legacy these storied years have had on a country forged through war. Aimed at a general audience of both adults and young adults, this very human history tells the stories behind some of this country's most distinguishing military moments.

Canada at War

WARTIME INFORMATION BOARD PUBLICATIONS N addition to CANADA AT WAR, certain other reference material dealing with various aspects of Canada's war effort is available in limited quantities on equest. It may be obtained by writing to the ...

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Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 334

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A Line in the Sand

All profits from A Line in the Sand will be donated to the Military Families Fund, created by former chief of the defence staff General Rick Hillier to assist military families.

Author: Ray Wiss

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre

ISBN: 1553655923

Category: History

Page: 425

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An impassioned insider's view of the Canadian soldier's war in Afghanistan and why it matters. A Line in the Sand takes up where the bestselling Fob Doc left off-this time, with a focus on the Canadian soldier in Afghanistan. What Captain Ray Wiss saw in Afghanistan during his first tour there in 2007-08 convinced him that this conflict was a rare example of a moral war. When the Canadian Forces asked him to return to the combat area, he agreed. Once again, he kept a diary. This time, he wrote something completely different. The conflict in Afghanistan continues to command the nation's attention. Written in an accessible and engaging style, A Line in the Sand's goal is to ensure that the efforts, sacrifices and achievements of those Canadians who served with such distinction are never forgotten. Illustrated with over 50 colour photographs, A Line in the Sand tells us about virtually every kind of soldier fighting in Afghanistan: the bomb technician, the woman who lugs heavy artillery shells, the engineer, the tank driver, the combat medic, the "grunt." We accompany Captain Ray Wiss as he treats the casualties of war-Canadian, Afghan (civilian and military) and Taliban. We follow combat patrols through dangerous terrain. We learn about the Afghans, from whom we are seemingly so different yet with whom we share so much. All profits from A Line in the Sand will be donated to the Military Families Fund, created by former chief of the defence staff General Rick Hillier to assist military families.


Canada at War

I do not say we will always be attacked; neither do I say that we would take part in all the wars of England. That is a matter that must be guided by circumstances, upon which the Canadian parliament will have to pronounce and will have ...

Author: J.L. Granatstein

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487524765

Category: History

Page: 328

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This essay collection traces the sustained work over the past fifty years of the foremost historian of Canadian politics in the era of the two world wars.

Canada at War

University of California , Los Angeles SEP % 1542 L 006 298 574 2 Next month the Director of Public Information will issue a special illustrated booklet marking the third anniversary of Canada's entry into the war .

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Fighting Words

The stories were chosen for their impact on the audience they were written for, their staying power, and, above all, the quality of their writing.

Author: Mark Bourrie

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459706684

Category: History

Page: 368

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A collection of the best journalism from Canada’s wars, from the time of the Vikings to the war in Afghanistan. Fighting Words is a collection of the very best war journalism created by or about Canadians at war. The collection spans 1,000 years of history, from the Vikings’ fight with North American Natives, through New France’s struggle for survival against the Iroquois and British, to the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Rebellions of Lower and Upper Canada, the Fenian raids, the North-West Rebellion, the First World War, the Second World War, Korea, peacekeeping missions, and Afghanistan. Each piece has an introduction describing the limits placed on the writers, their apparent biases, and, in many cases, the uses of the article as propaganda. The stories were chosen for their impact on the audience they were written for, their staying power, and, above all, the quality of their writing.