Military History

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Unwanted Warriors

Rejected Volunteers of the Canadian Expeditionary Force

UBC Press

This book uncovers the history of Canada’s first casualties of the Great War – men who tried to enlist, were deemed “unfit for service,” and then lived with shame, guilt, and ostracism.

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Sister Soldiers of the Great War

The Nurses of the Canadian Army Medical Corps

UBC Press

Award-winning author Cynthia Toman brings to life the experiences of Canada’s first women soldiers – nursing sisters who served during the First World War.

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War-Torn Exchanges

The Lives and Letters of Nursing Sisters Laura Holland and Mildred Forbes

Edited by Andrea McKenzie
UBC Press

This vivid portrait of female friendship follows two Canadian nursing sisters who endured the trauma and privations of the Great War.

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Zombie Army

The Canadian Army and Conscription in the Second World War

UBC Press

This book tells the story of more than 150,000 Canadians who were subjected to conscription during the Second World War, and how their experiences shaped and were shaped by the decisions of the generals and politicians who guided the country’s war effort.

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The Weight of Command

Voices of Canada’s Second World War Generals and Those Who Knew Them

UBC Press

The senior Canadian officers of the Second World War learned how to fight a war on the job; for all of them, the weight of command was a burden to be borne.

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Creating Canada’s Peacekeeping Past

UBC Press

Creating Canada’s Peacekeeping Past delves into diverse representations of Canadian peacekeeping, including National Film Board documentaries, political rhetoric, and high school textbooks to show how peacekeeping became a symbol of Canadian national identity in both French and English Canada.

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Engaging the Line

How the Great War Shaped the Canada–US Border

UBC Press

Engaging the Line explores how the First World War forever changed the Canada–US border by examining reactions to increasingly strict security measures in six adjacent border communities.

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Turning Point 1917

The British Empire at War

UBC Press

A panoramic view of the British Empire during the most pivotal and dynamic twelve months of the Great War.

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The Long Shadows

A Global Environmental History of the Second World War

Oregon State University Press

The Long Shadows is the first book-length work to offer global perspectives on the environmental history of World War II. Based on long-term research, the selected articles represent the best available studies in different fields and countries. With contributions touching on Europe, America, Asia, and Africa, the book has a truly global approach.

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This Small Army of Women

Canadian Volunteer Nurses and the First World War

UBC Press

This Small Army of Women restores a forgotten contingent of nursing volunteers to the historical record, showcasing their dedication amid the carnage of war and their sometimes uneasy relationship with nursing professionals.

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