Military History

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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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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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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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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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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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Labour Goes to War

The CIO and the Construction of a New Social Order, 1939-45

UBC Press

This book examines the explosive growth of the CIO in Canada during the Second World War, showing how cultural as well as economic forces were at work in the gritty work of union organizing.

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