Military History

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Cold War Fighters

Canadian Aircraft Procurement, 1945-54

UBC Press

In detailing the complexities of buying fighter aircrafts for the RCAF in the early years of the Cold War, Wakelam also sheds light on contemporary procurement issues.

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The Canadian Rangers

A Living History

UBC Press

A lavishly illustrated history of the Canadian Rangers and their evolving role as defenders and stewards of Canada’s remote regions.

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Death or Deliverance

Canadian Courts Martial in the Great War

UBC Press

In this eye-opening account of military law in the Great War, courts martials emerge not as brutal, merciless dispensers of frontline justice but as courts capable of mercy.

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A Small Price to Pay

Consumer Culture on the Canadian Home Front, 1939-45

UBC Press

A long-overdue challenge to the commonplace assumption that the Second World War was a period of consumer austerity in Canada.

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A National Force

The Evolution of Canada’s Army, 1950-2000

UBC Press

A groundbreaking reassessment of when, and why, Canada’s army broke away from its British imperial roots to become a truly national force.

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Unlikely Diplomats

The Canadian Brigade in Germany, 1951-64

UBC Press

An original and critical account of the evolution of the Canadian Army and Canada’s relationship with NATO in the Cold War era.

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African Canadians in Union Blue

Volunteering for the Cause in the Civil War

UBC Press

A landmark account of the background, motivations, and experiences of African Canadian volunteers in America’s Civil War.

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In Peace Prepared

Innovation and Adaptation in Canada’s Cold War Army

UBC Press

This book explores how the Canadian Army prepared for the possibility of a Third World War and how its innovations and adaptations laid the groundwork for the evolution of our national army.

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Disarming Intervention

A Critical History of Non-Lethality

UBC Press

Disarming Intervention traces the social, historical, and legal legitimization of non-lethal weapons in the United States.

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Maritime Command Pacific

The Royal Canadian Navy’s West Coast Fleet in the Early Cold War

UBC Press

One of Canada’s leading military historians recounts the story of the Canadian navy’s Pacific fleet during the tense years of the early Cold War.

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