Canadians Under Fire: Infantry Effectiveness in the Second World War by Robert EngenCanadians Under Fire: Infantry Effectiveness in the Second World War by Robert Engen

Canadians Under Fire: Infantry Effectiveness in the Second World War

byRobert Engen

Hardcover | September 23, 2009

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In Canadians Under Fire Robert Engen explores the dynamics of what combat looked like to Canada's infantrymen during the Second World War. Analyzing unexamined battle experience questionnaires from over 150 Canadian infantry officers, Engen argues for a reassessment of the tactical behaviour of Canadian soldiers in the Second World War. The evidence also shows that Marshall's theory of non-participation in combat by Allied forces is demonstrably false: Canadian soldiers took a continued and aggressive part in the fighting.

Canadians Under Fire forces a reappraisal of previous ideas about the behaviour of men in combat and offers new insight into how Canadians responded at the battlefront.
Robert Engen is a doctoral candidate in military history at Queen's University, Kingston, and has worked as a researcher for the Canadian Forces Directorate of Land Concepts and Designs.
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Title:Canadians Under Fire: Infantry Effectiveness in the Second World WarFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:September 23, 2009Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0773536264

ISBN - 13:9780773536265

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"Engen has discovered an untapped archival source in the Battlefield Experience questionnaires and mined them thoroughly. Canadians under Fire is an important book that adds much to what we know about Canadians in battle." J.L. Granatstein, author of Canada's Army: Waging War and Keeping the Peace