Books – Military History
The Cold War and the Canadian-Soviet Friendship Society
A Cold War struggle for the hearts and minds of Canadians.
Operation Tabarin, Field Science, and Antarctic Sovereignty
Invited to participate, asked to lead: this is Taylor’s account of his Antarctic adventure.
The world through the eyes of an Inuit soldier.
The Stories of Francis Pegahmagabow
The stories of Canada’s most decorated Indigenous soldier.
Unity, Morale, and the Second World War in Winnipeg
Winnipeg’s response to the Second World War.
Canadian Indians and the First World War
The first comprehensive history of the Aboriginal First World War experience on the battlefield and the home front.
A City Comes of Age
Winnipeg’s Great War picks up in 1914, just as the city is regrouping after a brief economic downturn. War comes unexpectedly, thoughts of recovery are abandoned, and the city digs in for a hard-fought four years. Using letters, diaries, and newspaper reports, Jim Blanchard brings us into the homes and public offices of Winnipeg and its citizens to illustrate the profound effect the war had on every aspect of the city, from its politics and economy, to its men on the battlefield and its war-weary families fighting on the homefront.
Regina and the Experience of the Great War
The First World War profoundly affected every community in Canada. In Regina, the politics of national identity, the rural myth, and the social gospel all lent a distinctive flavour to the city’s experience of the Great War. Skillfully combining vivid detail with the larger social context, For All We Have and Are provides a nuanced picture of how one Canadian community rebuilt both its realities and myths in response to the cataclysm of the “war to end all wars.”