Fighting for Canada: Seven Battles, 1758-1945 by Donald E. GravesFighting for Canada: Seven Battles, 1758-1945 by Donald E. Graves

Fighting for Canada: Seven Battles, 1758-1945

EditorDonald E. Graves

Paperback | July 15, 2000

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It is a myth that Canadians are an unmilitary people. Canada was created through armed conflict, or the threat of conflict, and over the years Canadians have proved more warlike than some would like to believe. The work of six military historians, this book emphasizes the sharp end, where leadership, training and experience are paramount. In scale the actions vary widely and include: . Ticonderoga, 1758. The French defeat the English (by Ian M. McCulloch). Queenston Heights, 1812. British regulars and Canadian militia defeat an American invasion (by Robert Malcomson). Ridgeway, 1866. Fenians invade the Niagara Peninsula (by Brian A. Reid). Leliefontein, 1900. A gallant rearguard action in the Boer War (by Brian A. Reid. Moreuil Wood, 1918. Rare and disastrous cavalry action in World War I (by John R. Grodzinski and Michael R. McNorgan). Le Mesnil-Patry, 1944. Enthusiasm and courage are unavailing in the face of the Waffen SS (by Michael R. McNorgan). Kapelsche Veer, 1945. Unnecessary and costly fight for a boggy Dutch island (by Donald E. Graves
Title:Fighting for Canada: Seven Battles, 1758-1945Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 10 × 7 × 1 inPublished:July 15, 2000Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1896941168

ISBN - 13:9781896941165

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Presenting an in-depth study of seven battles fought either to defend Canada or by Canadian soldiers overseas on behalf of their nation, Fighting for Canada: Seven Battles, 1758-1945 culminates the work of six professional military historians. Emphasizing the tactical level of war, the specific battles chronicled in this volume include Ticonderoga 1758, Queenston Heights 1812, Ridgeway 1866, Leliefontein 1900, Moreuil Wood 1918, Le Mesnil-Patry 1944 and Kapelsche Veer 1945. With fascinating detail, this compelling study marks the development of Canadian warfare from the musket period to the overwhelming horrors of the two World Wars.