More Fighting for Canada: Five Battles, 1760-1944 by Donald E. GravesMore Fighting for Canada: Five Battles, 1760-1944 by Donald E. Graves

More Fighting for Canada: Five Battles, 1760-1944

EditorDonald E. Graves

Hardcover | May 3, 2004

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Fighting for Canada: Seven Battles, 1758-1945 was acclaimed for its clear and compelling accounts of major Canadian battles by top military historians. Now here is the sequel - five more fascinating battles fought by Canadians or on Canadian soil, in a handsome volume enriched by photographs, drawings and maps, as well as detailed appendices giving orders of battle.

It is a popular myth that Canada is a peaceable kingdom and Canadians are an unmilitary people. Canada was created by armed conflict, or the threat of conflict, and throughout their history Canadians have proved to be a more warlike people than many would like to believe. More Fighting for Canada emphasizes the tactical level of war, the "sharp end," and, like Fighting for Canada: Seven Battles, 1758-1945, it is a major addition to the annals of military history in Canada. The actions examined in detail are:

¥ Sillery, 1760: Eight months after the British victory at the Plains of Abraham, a bigger, more hard-fought and bloodier battle is fought on almost the same ground, and this time the outcome is different. - by Ian M. McCulloch

¥ Cut Knife Hill, 1885: During the Riel Rebellion, a Canadian force moves to surprise the Cree nation under Chief Poundmaker, only to be in turn surprised by the aboriginal peoples. This is the most detailed study ever published on this controversial encounter. - by Robert H. Caldwell

¥ Paardeberg, 1900: In February 1900 the Royal Canadian Regiment attacks an entrenched enemy across open ground swept by rifle fire - an act of incredible bravery or incredible stupidity? Paardeberg was Canada's first major overseas battle. - by Brian A. Reid

¥ Iwuy, 1918: A mixed force of Canadian cavalry and armour encounters a stubborn German rearguard position near the little village of Iwuy. The battle included Canada's last cavalry charge and the only occasion during the First World War when Canadians fought German armour. - by Michael R. McNorgan

¥ Melfa Crossing, 1944: As part of the Allied offensive in the Liri Valley, Canadian regiments make a surprise crossing of the heavily defended Melfa River, winning a VC in the process. The strategic plan to destroy an entire German army hinged on the actions of a handful of Canadian soldiers with three small armoured vehicles. - by John R. Grodzinski

THE CONTRIBUTORS TO MORE FIGHTING FOR CANADADonald E. Graves, editorThe author, co-author or editor of fifteen books, including Fighting for Canada, the companion volume to More Fighting for Canada, Donald E. Graves is one of Canada's best known military historians. His study of a wartime Canadian armoured unit, South Albertas: A Canad...
Title:More Fighting for Canada: Five Battles, 1760-1944Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 10.02 × 6.94 × 1.15 inPublished:May 3, 2004Publisher:Robin Brass StudioLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1896941362

ISBN - 13:9781896941363

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Editorial Reviews

Wesley B. Turner, reviewing Fighting for Canada: Seven Battles, 1758-1945, the companion volume to More Fighting for Canada:

"Anyone with an interest in Canadian history should find this book fascinating and it is a must for any student of military history."