31 October 2008

MA theses and PhD dissertations - part 27

More results from the Library and Archives Canada theses portal - MAs and PhDs with specific reference to Canadian military history (some have direct links to their PDFed versions):
David Pierce Beatty, "Canada-United States Permanent Joint Board on Defense", PhD dissertation, Michigan State University, 1969;
David Laurier Bernard, "Philanthropy vs. Welfare State: Great Britain's and Canada's Response to Military Dependants in the Great War", MA thesis, University of Guelph, 1992;
Tina Davidson, "Hemlines and Hairdos: Body Management for the Feminine Ideal in the Canadian Women's Army Corps", MA thesis, Lakehead University, 1999 [direct PDF link];
David T. Dell, "French-Indian Alliances during the Final Phases of the Seven Years' War in North America", MA thesis, University of Guelph, 1979;
Stephen David Mecredy, "Some Military Aspects of Kingston's Development during the War of 1812", MA thesis, Queen's University, 1982;
David Vincent Moore, "Do the right thing: The Cooperative Commonwealth Federation and the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939", MA thesis, Queen's University, 1991;
Jeffrey David Noakes, "Under the Radar: Defence Construction (1951) Limited and Military Infrastructure in Canada, 1950-1965", PhD dissertation, Carleton University, 2005;
David R. O'Keefe, "Bitter Harvest: A Case Study of Allied Operational Intelligence for Operation Spring, Normandy, July 25, 1944", MA thesis, University of Ottawa, 1997 [direct PDF link];
Gregory David Page, "Ideology and the Canadians in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-9", MA thesis, University of New Brunswick, 1998 [direct PDF link]; and
David William Paterson, "Loyalty, Ontario and the First World War", MA thesis, McGill University, 1986.

29 October 2008

New Books at Library and Archives Canada (October 2008)

Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.ca) has released its new books list for October 2008. The list includes the following items of interest (including some not yet released for sale and some which seem to have been out for sale for a while now) with respect to Canadian military history:
Donald Anger, Scruples of Conscience: The War of 1812 in the Sugarloaf Settlement, Niagara District, Upper Canada (Port Colborne, ON: Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum, 2008);
Geoffrey Burnett, A Merchant Mariner's War, 1940-1946 (Bowen Island, BC: Huntington Endeavours, 2008);
Ronald J. Donovan, A History of the Royal Canadian Air Force Police and Security Services (Renfrew, ON: General Store Publishing House, 2008);
Tom Douglas, Valour at Vimy Ridge: The Great Canadian Victory of World War I (Toronto: J. Lorimer, 2008); and
Edward Peck, Cy Peck, VC: A Biography of a Legendary Canadian (Winnipeg: E. Peck, 2008).

26 October 2008

Index of BC Studies articles on Canadian Military History

The journal BC Studies has recently (at least I think it was recently) revamped its website and, as part of its search functions, I was able to generate a list of the articles it has published over the years on subjects in Canadian military history, a list that includes:
Reginald H. Roy, "Canadians in the North Pacific, 1943: Major-General Pearkes and the Kiska Operation", vol.14 (Summer 1972): 3-16;
Frances M. Woodward, "The Influence of the Royal Engineers on the Development of British Columbia", vol.24 (Winter 1974): 3-51;
Reginald H. Roy, "Major-General G.R. Pearkes and the Conscription Crisis in British Columbia, 1944", vol.28 (Winter 1975): 53-72;
Murray T. Hunter, "Coast Defence in British Columbia, 1939-1941: Attitudes and Realities", vol.28 (Winter 1975): 3-28;
Reginald H. Roy, "The Defence of Prince Rubert: An Eyewitness Account", vol.31 (Autumn 1976): 60-77;
Elaine Bernard, "A University at War: Japanese Canadians at UBC during World War II", vol.35 (Autumn 1977): 36-55;
Reginald H. Roy, "The Seaforths and the Strikers: Nanaimo, August 1913", vol.43 (Autumn 1979): 81-93;
John Norris, "The Vancouver Island Coal Miners, 1912-1914: A Study of an Organizational Strike", vol.45 (Spring 1980): 56-72;
J.M.S. Careless, "Submarines, Princes and Hollywood Commandoes, or at Sea in B.C.", vol.45 (Spring 1980): 3-16;
J.F. Hilliker, "The British Columbia Franchise and Canadian Relations with India in Wartime, 1939-1945", vol.46 (Summer 1980): 40-60;
Charles W. Humphries, "Two B.C. Pacifists and the Boer War", vol.45 (Spring 1980): 116-127;
Paul M. Koroscil, "Soldiers, Settlement and Development in British Columbia, 1915-1930", vol.54 (Summer 1982): 63-87;
Roger Sarty, "'There will be trouble in the North Pacific': The Defence of British Columbia in the Early Twentieth Century", vol.61 (Spring 1981): 3-29;
Kaye W. Lamb, "Building Submarines for Russia in Burrard Inlet", vol.71 (Autumn 1986): 3-26; and
P. Whitney Lackenbauer, "Guerillas in Our Midst: The Pacific Coast Militia Rangers, 1942-45", vol.155 (Autumn 2007): 31-66.

24 October 2008

Latest issue of The War of 1812 Magazine

Issue No.9 (May 2008) of the War of 1812 Magazine has been published online and contains some very interesting material for readers of Canadian military history of the period, including:
John R. Grodzinski, "Burlington Heights: A Photo Journal";
Donald R. Hickey, "The Top 25 Articles on the War of 1812";
Dale Pappas, "The Flag was Still There: A Brief History of the Defense of Baltimore 1814";
Scott S. Sheads, "Onward to Canada!  Captain Stephen H. Moore and the First Baltimore Volunteers, 1812-1813";
Morgan D. Shields, "'Red Sticks' and Stones May Break My Bones: The Massacre at Fort Mims";
John A. Tures, "Hell Comes to Horseshoe Bend";
as well as a couple of reviews.

22 October 2008

MA theses and PhD dissertations - part 26

More results from the Library and Archives Canada theses portal - MAs and PhDs with specific reference to Canadian military history (some have direct links to their PDFed versions):
David Brian Akers, "Capital organizes Labour: Company Paternalism, Industrial Unionism, and Alcan Workers in Kingston, Ontario, 1941-1945", MA thesis, Queen's University, 1987;
David A. Borys, "The Education of a Corps Commander: Arthur Currie's Leadership from 1915-1917", MA thesis, University of Alberta, 2006;
Alexander Daniel Boutilier, "The Citadel on Stage: The Rise and Decline of Garrison Theatre in Halifax", MA thesis, Saint Mary's University, 2005;
Bernard Dansereau, "Le mouvement ouvrier montréalais et la crise de la conscription, 1916-1918", MA thèse, Université du Québec à Montréal, 1994;
James Daniel Humen, "The Politics of Canadian Defence Policy: NATO to Nuclear Weapons", MA thesis, University of Alberta, 1992;
Dave Inglis, "Vimy Ridge, 1917-1992: A Canadian Myth over Seventy-Five Years", MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1995;
Danny R. Jenkins, "British North Americans who Fought in the American Civil War, 1861-1865", MA thesis, University of Ottawa, 1993;
Danny R. Jenkins, "Winning Trench Warfare: Battlefield Intelligence in the Canadian Corps, 1914-1918", PhD dissertation, Carleton University, 1999;
Daniel K. Richter, "The Ordeal of the Longhouse: Change and Persistence on the Iroquouis Frontier, 1609-1720", PhD dissertation, Columbia University, 1984; and
Darlene J. Zdunich, "Tuberculosis and the Canadian Veterans of World War One", MA thesis, University of Calgary, 1984.

19 October 2008

Latest Issue of the Canadian Naval Review

Volume 4, Number 2 (Summer 2008) of the Canadian Naval Review has been published and contains one article of direct interest to students of Canadian military history: Jason M. Delaney's, "Submarine Procurement and the Victoria-Class Acquisition from an Historical Perspective".

17 October 2008

Port Hope book of remembrance

The Port Hope Archives, in Port Hope, Ontario, has produced a very interesting book on one particular aspect of Canada's military history.  They have published an "enhanced edition" of 500 copies of their local Book of Remembrance, produced in 1919 "to honour the men and women of Port Hope and Hope Township (now the Municipality of Port Hope) who had served - and to honour especially those who had sacrificed their lives" in the First World War.  The published version of the Book of Remembrance contains the "the original 1919 text, the individual photographs submitted by the families and on permanent display in the Town Hall, and additional pertinent photographs from the Archives' collection.  For this edition, we have included a number of letters, as originally published in the Port Hope Evening Guide, written to families from soldiers and nurses at the Front.  These letters, with their descriptions of life in the trenches and hospitals - as well as reports of the dreaded telegram informing loved ones of a loss - provide insight into the personal side of a small town in wartime."  The cost of the book is $30, plus $10 for shipping.  For further information, check out the archive's website.

15 October 2008

CFP from the Society for Military History Conference for 2009

The Society for Military History has issued its call for papers for its 76th Annual Meeting, hosted by Middle Tennessee State University at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, from 2 to 5 April 2009.  The conference them is "Warfare and Culture" and will, according to the release, "explore relationships between culture (societal, strategic, or organizational) and the development of military policy and institutions, as well as the conduct of combat operations."  Submissions on other topics are also quite welcome.
The release also notes: "Panel proposals must include a panel title, contact information for all panelists, a brief description of the purpose and theme of the panel, abstracts of each of the three papers (one paragraph each), brief CVs for all panelists, including commentator and panel chair.  Proposals for individual papers are welcome and should include a brief abstract, brief CV, and contact information.  All panelists must be Society for Military History members.  Deadline for proposals is November 1, 2008. Proposals may be submitted electronically to conference coordinator Derek Frisby (dfrisby@mtsu.edu) or by regular mail to Derek Frisby, MTSU History Department, Murfreesboro, TN 37132."
I know that in the past, this conference has been quite open to the inclusion of papers on Canadian military history topics.

12 October 2008

MA theses and PhD dissertations - part 25

More results from the Library and Archives Canada theses portal - MAs and PhDs with specific reference to Canadian military history (some have direct links to their PDFed versions):
Daniel Thomas Byers, "The Canadian Officers' Training Corps: Support for Military Training in the Universities of Canada, 1908-1935", MA thesis, Wilfrid Laurier University, 1993;
Daniel Thomas Byers, "Mobilizing Canada: The National Resources Mobilization Act, the Department of National Defence, and Compulsory Military Service in Canada, 1940-1945", PhD dissertation, McGill University, 2001;
Daniel Conlin, "A Private War in the Caribbean: Nova Scotia Privateering, 1793-1805", MA thesis, Saint Mary's University, 1996;
James Kirby Danglade, "John Graves Simcoe and the United States, 1775-1796: A Study in Anglo-American Frontier Diplomacy", PhD dissertation, Ball State University, 1972;
Daniel J. Glenney, "An Ethnohistory of the Grand River Iroquois and the War of 1812", MA thesis, University of Guelph, 1973;
Daniel John Grant, "T.D. Pattullo's Northern Empire: The Alaska Highway and the Proposed Annexation of the Yukon Territory, 1933-1941", MA thesis, University of Victoria, 1980;
Danielle Hards, "We are the girls behind the boys behind the guns: Military Women and the Canadian Forces", MA thesis, Carleton University, 1994;
Daniel P. Malone, "Breaking Down the Wall: Bombarding FORCE E and Naval Fire Support on JUNO Beach (France)", MA thesis, University of New Brunswick, 2005;
Daniel Marston, "Swift and Bold: The 60th Regiment and Warfare in North America, 1755-1765", MA thesis, McGill University, 1997; and
Danford William Middlemiss, "A Pattern of Co-Operation: The Case of the Canadian-American Defence Production and Development Sharing Arrangements, 1958-1963", PhD dissertation, University of Toronto, 1976.

08 October 2008

Index of the Historical Papers of the Canadian Historical Association, part 2

The index of the Historical Papers of the Canadian Historical Association (the second iteration of the CHA annual journals) has been published for its issues from volume 1 (1966) through volume 24 (1989), some of which contain articles of interest to readers of Canadian military history, including:

Volume 14, Issue 1, 1979:

Olive Patricia Dickason, "Europeans and Amerindians: Some Comparative Aspects of Early Contact", pp.182-202;

Volume 16, Issue 1, 1981:

Lawrence R. Aronsen, "Canada's Postwar Re-Armament: Another Look at American Theories of the Military-Industrial Complex", pp.175-196;

Volume 21, Issue 1, 1986:

Donald Avery, "Secrets between Different Kinds of Friends: Canada's Wartime Exchange of Scientific Military Information with the United States and the USSR, 1940-1945", pp.225-253; and

Volume 22, Issue 1, 1987:

Dianne Newell, "The Politics of Food in World War II: Great Britain's Grip on Canada's Pacific Fishery", pp.178-197.

05 October 2008

Upcoming Guelph Civic Museum Lecture Series

The Guelph Civic Museum, 6 Dublin Street South, Guelph, Ontario, is hosting a lecture series in Canadian military history this fall and in early 2009 in partnership with the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies.  The speakers include:
Jon Laband, Wilfrid Laurier University, "'They Take No Orders Off Their Officers': Some reflections on the Canadian Army's first deployment overseas during the Boer War of 1899-1902", Thursday, 16 October 2008, 1930 hours;
Terry Copp, Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies, "November 1944: Looking Back", Thursday, 20 November 2008, 1930 hours;
Mike Bechthold, Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies, "Dieppe: A Rehearsal for D Day?", Thursday, 15 January 2009, 1930 hours; and
Tim Cook, Canadian War Museum, "Trench Culture in the Canadian Army in World War One", Thursday, 12 February 2009, 1930 hours.

03 October 2008

MA theses and PhD dissertations - part 24

More results from the Library and Archives Canada theses portal - MAs and PhDs with specific reference to Canadian military history (some have direct links to their PDFed versions):
Craig Braddon, "Soldiers and Politicians: The Struggle for Supremacy, Canadian Civil-Military Relations in an Age of Transformation and International Uncertainty, 1898-1913", MA thesis, Royal Military College of Canada, 2004;
Duff Willis Crerar, "The Padre in No Man's Land: Canadian Military Chaplains, 1866-1939", PhD dissertation, Queen's University, 1989;
Frederick William Crickard, "A Tale of Two Navies: United States Security and Canadian and Australian Naval Policy during the Cold War", MA thesis, Dalhousie University, 1994;
Ann Denholm Crosby, "The Determinants of Canadian Defence Policy-Making within NORAD: A Theoretical and Case Study Approach", PhD dissertation, McMaster University, 1993;
Terence Alan Crowley, "Government and Interests: French Colonial Administration at Louisbourg, 1713-1758", PhD dissertation, Duke University, 1975;
Douglas G. Cruikshank, "Dominion Wartime Labour Policy and the Politics of Unionism, 1939-1945: The Experience of the Canadian Congress of Labour's Eastern Canadian Shipyard Unions", MA thesis, Dalhousie University, 1984;
Wendy Elizabeth Cuthbertson, "Labour goes to war: The CIO, the People's War, and the Construction of a 'New Social Order', Toronto, 1939-1945 (Ontario)", PhD dissertation, University of Toronto, 2007;
Carole Cyr, "Traduction commentée du journal militaire d'Abijah Willard, 9 avril au 6 janvier 1756", MA thèse, Université d'Ottawa;
Maxime Dagenais, "'Une permission!...C'est bon pour une recrue' : Discipline and Illegal Absences in the 22nd (French-Canadian) Battalion, 1915-1919", MA thesis, University of Ottawa, 2006; and
Cynthia Toman, "Officers and Ladies: Canadian Nursing Sisters, Women's Work, and the Second World War", PhD dissertation, University of Ottawa, 2003.

01 October 2008

Upcoming talk by Andrew Iarocci on the 1st Canadian Division

Sorry about the very short notice on this one.  Andrew Iarocci, postdoctoral research fellow at the Canadian War Museum, will be speaking on his latest book, "Shoestring Soldiers: The 1st Canadian Division at War, 1914-1915" (University of Toronto Press, 2008), at the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies at 232 King Street, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, on Thursday, 2 October, at 1900 hours.  As the release notes:
"In this exciting new work, Andrew Iarocci challenges the dominant view that the 1st Canadian Division was poorly prepared for war in 1914, and less than effective during battles in 1915.  He examines the first generations of men to serve overseas with the division: their training, leadership, morale, and combat operations from Salisbury Plain to the Ypres Salient, from the La Bassée Canal to Ploegsteert Wood.  Iarocci contends that setbacks and high losses in battle were not so much the products of poor training and weak leadership as the were of inadequate material resources on the Western Front.
Shoestring Soldiers incorporates a wealth of research material from official documents, soldiers' letters and diaries, and the battlefields themselves, surveyed extensively by the author.  It marks an important contribution to the growing body of literature on Canada in the First World War."