12 August 2011

University of Toronto Press books in Canadian History

The website for the University of Toronto Press has a "Canadian History" category some 43 pages in length, and I looked to see what lies therein with respect to Canadian military history:

David Bercuson, Blood on the Hills: The Canadian Army in the Korean War (published Apr 2002);

Terry Copp, Cinderella Army: The Canadians in Northwest Europe, 1944-1945 (Oct 2007);

Terry Copp, Fields of Fire: The Canadians in Normandy (Jul 2004);

Paul Dickson, A Thoroughly Canadian General: A Biography of General H.D.G. Crerar (Nov 2007);

Susan R. Fisher, Boys and Girls in No Man's Land: English-Canadian Children and the First World War (Apr 2011);

J.L. Granatstein, Canada's Army: Waging War and Keeping the Peace, 2nd edition (Jan 2011);

F. Murray Greenwood and Barry Wright (eds.), Canadian State Trials, Volume Two: Rebellion and Invasion in the Canadas, 1837-1839 (Dec 2002);

Andrew Iarocci, Shoestring Soldiers: The 1st Canadian Division at War, 1914-1915 (Sep 2008);

J.I. Little, Loyalties in Conflict: A Canadian Borderland in War and Rebellion, 1812-1840 (Dec 2008);

David MacKenzie, Canada and the First World War: Essays in Honour of Robert Craig Brown (Mar 2005);

Ian Miller, Our Glory and Our Grief: Torontonians and the Great War (Mar 2002)

Marc Milner, Canada's Navy: The First Century, 2nd edition (Jan 2010);

John Nelson Rickard, Politics of Command: Lieutenant-General A.G.L. McNaughton and the Canadian Army, 1939-1943 (Mar 2010);

Robert J. Sharpe, The Last Day, the Last Hour: The Currie Libel Trial, republished (Sep 2009);

Robert Teigrob, Warming Up to the Cold War: Canada and the United States' Coalition of the Willing, from Hiroshima to Korea (May 2009);

Brian Tennyson and Roger Sarty, Guardian of the Gulf: Sydney, Cape Breton, and the Atlantic Wars (May 2002);

George Woodcock, Gabriel Dumont (Mar 2003);

plus several more published more than a decade ago.

09 August 2011

July 2011 New Books from Library and Archives Canada

The July 2011 new books list from Library and Archives Canada includes the following (relatively few titles) for readers of Canadian military history:

Terry "Stoney" Burke, Cold War Soldier: Life on the Front Lines of the Cold War (Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2011);

Joseph Stanton Benoît Cadieux, Journal de Guerre [Mémoires de campagne d'un officier d'artillerie] (Montréal : VLB éditeur, 2011);

John D. Conrad, Scarce Heard Amid the Guns: An Inside Look at Canadian Peacekeeping (Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2011);

Valerie Fortney, Sunray: The Death and Life of Captain Nichola Goddard (Toronto: McArthur, 2011); and

Jake Olafsen, Wearing the Green Beret: A Canadian with the Royal Marine Commandos (Toronto: Emblem, 2012).

02 August 2011

A melage of material

I was away from home with my family last weekend, so didn't have a chance to blog. So, here is a collection of material I've gathered.

Fort Malden, in Amherstburg. Ontario, had its Military Heritage Days last weekend (we were there), and there's some material on The Amherstburg Echo website. It was pretty interesting, especially for my seven-year-old daughter - who lined up with the mini militia - and my wife (who worked there as a guide about 20 years ago).

RUSI (Royal United Service Institute) Vancouver has run a piece on the Canadian Military Education Centre Museum, which is located in the old CFB Chilliwack. This is "a living history museum that purposefully educates Canadian students, teachers and the public about Canadian military history. CMEC allows people to touch, feel and experience Canada's military history through hands-on interactive displays." The core of the museum revolves around military vehicles and it is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1000 to 1600 hours.

The Military Collectors' Club of Canada website recently came across my line of sight as a group dedicated to serving "as the focal point for Canadian Collectors of all types of military artifacts from medals, badges, artwork, to Military arms, vehicles and just about anything Militaria related." I've personally found in the past that such groups are incredible fonts of knowledge whose members are very willing to answer questions the historical researcher might have about particular areas of Canadian military heritage.