Canadian Battles: Canada's Role in Major World Conflicts by Norman LeachCanadian Battles: Canada's Role in Major World Conflicts by Norman Leach

Canadian Battles: Canada's Role in Major World Conflicts

byNorman Leach

Paperback | June 19, 2009

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Canadian soldiers, sailors and pilots have fought consistently above their weight class in the forefront of the world's major conflicts. And it was a Canadian, Lester B. Pearson, whose idea of a peacekeeping force defined Canada's world role in a new way, drawing respect and recognition from countries around the world: * Afghanistan: Operation Medusa, an attempt to retake the Panjwavi District in Kandahar Province from the Taliban, turned into a deadly battle for Canadian troops. * Croatia: Sent as peacekeepers, Canadian soldiers engaged in fierce action and were respected for their role in quelling the civil war and genocide. * Korea: Members of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry repelled a massive Chinese attack and won the only U.S. Presidential Citation ever awarded to a Canadian battalion. * World War II: In some of the fiercest battles of the war, Canadian forces were in the forefront during the Dieppe Raid, D-Day and the Battle of the Atlantic. * War of 1812: Les Canadiens and the British troops fought to defend Canada, while Laura Secord walked into history. * Seven Years' War: During a naval blockade on the Restigouche River, a French fleet was destroyed at the cost of only 24 British casualties. * And more.
NORMAN S. LEACH is an historian, freelance writer, and professional speaker from Calgary, Alberta. A graduate of the University of Manitoba, where he majored in Strategic Studies, he focuses on pre-1919 Canadian history, particularly military history. He was named an honorary peacekeeper by the Canadian Armed Forces for his contributio...
Title:Canadian Battles: Canada's Role in Major World ConflictsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 0.65 inPublished:June 19, 2009Publisher:Folklore PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1894864786

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