Military History

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Militia Myths

Ideas of the Canadian Citizen Soldier, 1896-1921

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Militia Myths traces the cultural history of the citizen soldier from 1896 to 1921, an ideal that lay at the foundation of how Canadians experienced and remember the First World War.

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Veterans with a Vision

Canada’s War Blinded in Peace and War

UBC Press

Illuminates the challenges faced by Canada’s war-blinded veterans and outlines the history of the Sir Arthur Pearson Association of War Blinded, an advocacy group for all Canadian veterans and blind citizens.

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Pearson's Peacekeepers

Canada and the United Nations Emergency Force, 1956-67

UBC Press

Pearson’s Peacekeepers describes Canada’s role in the first peacekeeping effort mounted by the UN and uncovers realities, and challenges, that lie beneath the myth of Canada’s peacekeeping mission.

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Canada, the Congo Crisis, and UN Peacekeeping, 1960-64

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Canada, the Congo Crisis, and UN Peacekeeping, 1960-64 reveals the complex web of influences that shaped Canada’s relationship with Africa and its involvement in UN peacekeeping.

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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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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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