Military History

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An Officer and a Lady

Canadian Military Nursing and the Second World War

UBC Press

Cynthia Toman analyzes how gender, war, and medical technology intersected to create a legitimate role for women in the masculine environment of the military and explores the incongruous expectations placed on military nurses as “officers and ladies.”

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Canadians in the Spanish Civil War

UBC Press

The definitive account of Canadians who fought in the Spanish Civil War.

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Crisis of Conscience

Conscientious Objection in Canada during the First World War

UBC Press

The first and only book about the Canadian pacifists who refused to fight in the Great War.

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Cautious Beginnings

Canadian Foreign Intelligence, 1939-51

UBC Press

A convincing portrait of Canada's active role in Second World War intelligence gathering.

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Kiss the kids for dad, Don’t forget to write

The Wartime Letters of George Timmins, 1916-18

Edited by Y.A. Bennett
UBC Press

The letters of Lance-Corporal George Timmins, who served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force on the Western Front, offer a rare glimpse into the life and relationships, at home and abroad, of an ordinary Canadian soldier.

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The Politics of Procurement

Military Acquisition in Canada and the Sea King Helicopter

UBC Press

A history of failed attempts to replace the Sea King maritime helicopter reveals the political nature and shortcomings of the Canadian defence procurement process.

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