Canada's Military - In War and in Peace

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In 1994, Leading Seaman Derrick Nearing, a military medic, is urgently deployed to Rwanda, a country he has never heard of, sent on a mission halfway around the world that will colour the rest of his life. In the previous months, Rwanda has lost forty percent of its seven million people. As the Rwandans who fled the carnage return, the Canadians will come to witness the horrific aftermath of a genocide and an abysmal stain on the United Nations and the nations of the world that didn't act. New Books, Audiobooks, This Book, Around The Worlds, Walking, Postwar, Journey, Military, United Nations

Availability: Walking them home : a soldier's journey in postwar Rwanda / Derrick Nearing.

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Deadlock in Korea : Canadians at War, by Ted Barris Between 1950 and nearly Canadian volunteers joined the effort to contain communist incursions into South Korea and support. New Books, Books To Read, Canadian Horse, Royal Canadian Navy, Korean War, Troops, History, Reading, United Nations

Between 1950 and 1953, nearly 30,000 Canadian volunteers joined the effort to contain communist incursions into South Korea and support the fledgling United Nations. All the services were there and all served with distinction.

This is a meticulous recounting of that difficult and vital campaign, based on official documents as well as recollections of Canadian soldiers, sailors, and airmen, covering training through the closing of the Falaise Gap that drove the Germans from Normandy. Canadian Soldiers, Normandy, Sailors, Gap, Campaign, Military, Training, Peace, Normandie

Availability: Normandy 1944 : the Canadian summer / Bill McAndrew, Donald E. Graves, Michael Whitby.

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May 6, 2020. On 7 and 8 May 1945, riots broke out after poorly coordinated Victory in Europe celebrations fell apart in Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Several thousand servicemen (predominantly naval), merchant seamen and civilians drank, vandalized and looted. Though a subsequent federal inquiry blamed naval authority, the true causes lay in bureaucratic confusion, insufficient policing and antipathy between the military and civilians, fuelled by the presence of 25,000 servicemen. Dartmouth, Falling Apart, Confusion, Nova Scotia, Celebrations, Canada, Europe, Military, Peace

May 6, 2020. On 7 and 8 May 1945, riots broke out after poorly coordinated Victory in Europe celebrations fell apart in Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Several thousand servicemen (predominantly naval), merchant seamen and civilians drank, vandalized and looted. Though a subsequent federal inquiry blamed naval authority, the true causes lay in bureaucratic confusion, insufficient policing and antipathy between the military and civilians, fuelled by the presence of 25,000 servicemen.

Booktopia has Canada and the Liberation of the Netherlands, May 1945 by Lance Goddard. Buy a discounted Paperback of Canada and the Liberation of the Netherlands, May 1945 online from Australia's leading online bookstore. Liberation Day, Virtual Memory, Dutch People, Holocaust Survivors, Female Soldier, The A Team, Oppression, Military History, World War Ii

Availability: Canada and the liberation of the Netherlands, May 1945 / Lance Goddard ; foreword by Richard Rohmer.

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FIGHT TO THE FINISH by Tim Cook -- The magisterial second volume of Tim Cook’s definitive account of Canadians fighting in the Second World War. Troops, Soldiers, Historian, World War Two, Current Events, Nonfiction, New Books, Storytelling, Two By Two

Historian Tim Cook displays his trademark storytelling ability in the 2nd volume of his masterful account of Canadians in WWII. Cook combines an extraordinary grasp of military strategy with a deep empathy for the soldiers on the ground, at sea and in the air. Featuring dozens of black-and-white photographs and moving excerpts from letters and diaries of servicemen, FIGHT TO THE FINISH is a memorable account of Canadians who fought abroad and of the home front that was changed forever.

Read "The Necessary War, Volume by Tim Cook available from Rakuten Kobo. Co-winner of the Charles P. Stacey Award Tim Cook, Canada’s leading war historian, ventures deep into World Wa. Canadian Identity, Future Library, Book Show, History Books, World War Two, Nonfiction, Audiobooks, Two By Two, This Book

The first of a two-volume story of heroism and horror, of loss and longing, sacrifice and endurance. How soldiers, airmen, and sailors fought -- the evolving tactics, weapons of war, logistics, and technology. It gauges Canadian effectiveness against the skilled enemy whom they confronted in battlefields from 1939 to 1943, from the sweltering heat of Sicily to the frigid North Atlantic, and from the urban warfare of Ortona to the dark skies over Germany.

Availability: A history of women in the Canadian military / Barbara Dundas. Korean War, Cold War, World War Two, First World, Two By Two, Organizations, Military, Advent, Dawn

Availability: A history of women in the Canadian military / Barbara Dundas.

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Read "Joseph Kearney and the Hunt for Rommel The Life of a Newfoundland Commando" by Frank Galgay available from Rakuten Kobo. This is the fascinating story of a young Newfoundlander’s journey to hunt the infamous General Erwin Rommel, the “Desert. Erwin Rommel, Prisoners Of War, North Africa, Newfoundland, The Life, Memoirs, Joseph, Insight, Audiobooks

Availability: Joseph Kearney and the hunt for Rommel : the life of a Newfoundland commando / Frank Galgay with Donna Kearney Adams.

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Availability: The lighthearted soldier : a Canadian's exploits with the Black Devils in WWII / Herb Peppard. Southern France, World War Ii, Wwii, Islands, December, Herbs, The Unit, Military, Peace

Availability: The lighthearted soldier : a Canadian's exploits with the Black Devils in WWII / Herb Peppard.

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Read "The Stone Frigate The Royal Military College's First Female Cadet Speaks Out" by Kate Armstrong available from Rakuten Kobo. A memoir from the first female cadet admitted to the Royal Military College of Canada. Kate Armstrong was an ordinary yo. Good Books, Books To Read, Military Careers, One Of The Guys, Canadian History, Great Stories, Book Authors, Memoirs, Reading Online

Availability: The stone frigate : the Royal Military College's first female cadet speaks out / Kate Armstrong.

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Remembrance Road A Canadian Photographer's journey through European battlefields by Justine MacDonald and Publisher SSP Publications. Save up to by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: The print version of this textbook is ISBN: Fiction Writing, Textbook, Nonfiction, This Book, Journey, Peace, Nova Scotia, Authors, Books

Availability: Remembrance road : a Canadian photographer's journey through European battlefields / Justine MacDonald.

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Read "Scattering Chaff Canadian Air Power and Censorship During the Kosovo War" by Bob Bergen available from Rakuten Kobo. Most Canadians know little, if anything at all, about the role of the Canadian Air Force in the 1999 Kosovo Air War. Cape Breton, News Media, Bergen, Air Force, Fighter Jets, This Book, Bob, Canada, Military

Availability: Scattering chaff : Canadian air power and censorship during the Kosovo War / Bob Bergen.

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Read "Girls Need Not Apply Field Notes From the Forces" by Kelly S. Thompson available from Rakuten Kobo. This inspiring, compelling debut memoir chronicles the experiences of a female captain serving in the Canadian Armed For. Kelly Thompson, Professional Writing, Kelly S, Field Notes, Girl Reading, Creative Writing, Memoirs, Bestselling Author, Nonfiction

Availability: Girls need not apply : field notes from the Forces / Kelly S. Thompson.

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The story of how the feared Devil's Brigade, one of the world's first commando units, helped turn the tide in Italy. The First Special Service Force, or FSSF, was assembled from hand-picked soldiers from Canadian and American regiments. These troops would have to be self-sufficient, brave and weather-hardened, and take the fight to the enemy.  John Nadler vividly captures the savagery of the Italian campaign and the deeply human experiences of the men called upon to fight it. Troops, Soldiers, Italian Campaign, Cape Breton, Special Forces, World War Two, First World, Brave, Weather

The story of how the feared Devil's Brigade, one of the world's first commando units, helped turn the tide in Italy. The First Special Service Force, or FSSF, was assembled from hand-picked soldiers from Canadian and American regiments. These troops would have to be self-sufficient, brave and weather-hardened, and take the fight to the enemy. John Nadler vividly captures the savagery of the Italian campaign and the deeply human experiences of the men called upon to fight it.

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