Military History

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Capturing Hill 70

Canada’s Forgotten Battle of the First World War

UBC Press

This richly illustrated book offers a multifaceted account of one of the most successful but overlooked Canadian battles of the First World War.

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Culture and the Soldier

Identities, Values, and Norms in Military Engagements

UBC Press

Culture and the Soldier offers a long-overdue examination of how culture – defined as reproduced identities, values, and norms – both shapes the military and can be wielded by it, informing the way armed forces operate around the world.

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For Home and Empire

Voluntary Mobilization in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand during the First World War

UBC Press

For Home and Empire compares home-front mobilization during the First World War in three British dominions, using a settler colonial framework to show that voluntary efforts strengthened communal bonds while reinforcing class, race, and gender boundaries.

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Fighting with the Empire

Canada, Britain, and Global Conflict, 1867–1947

UBC Press

This insightful collection untangles the paradox of mobilizing a Canadian contribution to Britain’s imperial wars – and forging a national identity in the process.

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The Empire on the Western Front

The British 62nd and Canadian 4th Divisions in Battle

UBC Press

Focusing on developments at the divisional level in Britain and Canada, The Empire on the Western Front casts a critical eye on how the British Empire transformed unseasoned volunteers into battle-ready soldiers for the Western Front.

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Military Education and the British Empire, 1815–1949

UBC Press

Bringing together the world’s leading scholars on the subject, Military Education and the British Empire explores distinct national narratives within a comparative context to expose the role of military education in maintaining empire.

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Sovereignty and Command in Canada–US Continental Air Defence, 1940–57

UBC Press

The most thorough study of Canada–US command and control relations to date, Sovereignty and Command in Canada–US Continental Air Defence, 1940–57 traces Canada’s efforts to protect its sovereignty by retaining command over its armed forces.

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Crerar’s Lieutenants

Inventing the Canadian Junior Army Officer, 1939-45

UBC Press

This book illustrates not only the challenges many junior officers faced during the Second World War, it also points to the enduring problem of living up to the image of an ideal middle-class male.

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The Price of Alliance

The Politics and Procurement of Leopard Tanks for Canada’s NATO Brigade

UBC Press

The Price of Alliance balances high politics with military requirements in the first major reappraisal of Pierre Trudeau’s controversial defence policy.

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The Politics of War

Canada’s Afghanistan Mission, 2001–14

UBC Press

The Politics of War analyzes the impact of political elites, Parliament, and public opinion on Canada’s mission in Afghanistan to demonstrate how much of Canada’s involvement was shaped by the vagaries of domestic politics.

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