Military History

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Commanding Canadians

The Second World War Diaries of A.F.C. Layard

Edited by Michael Whitby
UBC Press

Commander A.F.C. Layard, RN, wrote almost daily in his diary from 1913 until 1947. The pivotal 1943-45 years of this edited volume offer an extraordinarily full and honest chronicle, revealing Layard’s preoccupations, both with the daily details and with the strain and responsibility of wartime command at sea.

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Hometown Horizons

Local Responses to Canada's Great War

UBC Press

Alive with personal stories, this book considers how people and communities on the Canadian home front perceived the Great War.

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The Soldiers' General

Bert Hoffmeister at War

UBC Press

A complex, analytical yet accessible portrait of Bert Hoffmeister, who won more awards than any Canadian officer in the Second World War.

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Fight or Pay

Soldiers' Families in the Great War

UBC Press

In Fight or Pay, Desmond Morton turns his eye to the stories of those who paid in lieu of fighting – the wives, mothers, and families left behind when soldiers went to war.

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The Red Man's on the Warpath

The Image of the "Indian" and the Second World War

UBC Press

This book explores how wartime symbolism and imagery propelled the “Indian problem” onto the national agenda, and why assimilation remained the goal of post-war Canadian Indian policy – even though the war required that it be rationalized in new ways.

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Saints, Sinners, and Soldiers

Canada's Second World War

UBC Press

From labour conflicts to the black market to prostitution, this book examines the moral and social underbelly of Canada’s Second World War.

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Canadians Behind Enemy Lines, 1939-1945

UBC Press

A history of the activities and lives of undercover Canadian operatives in Europe and Asia during World War II.

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Frigates and Foremasts

The North American Squadron in Nova Scotia Waters 1745-1815

UBC Press

A meticulously researched and groundbreaking study of the activities and motivations of the British Navy on North America’s eastern seabord.

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Avoiding Armageddon

Canadian Military Strategy and Nuclear Weapons, 1950-1963

UBC Press

An examination of Canadian military thinking on key issues of the nuclear age, such as deterrence, arms control, strategic stability, air defence, and the domestic acquisition of nuclear weapons.

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Not the Slightest Chance

The Defence of Hong Kong, 1941

UBC Press

This book represents the first attempt to piece together all existing accounts of the December 1941 Battle of Hong Kong and the fighting between the Garrison and the invading Japanese.

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