A Military History of Canada (5th Edition) by Desmond Morton

By Desmond Morton

Up-to-date to 2007, together with Canada’s warfare on terrorism.

Is Canada relatively “a peaceful kingdom” with “an unmilitary people”? Nonsense, says Desmond Morton. this can be a nation that has been formed, divided, and remodeled through conflict — there isn't any higher impact in Canadian background, fresh or remote.

From the wise strategies of Canada’s First international locations to our stricken involvement in Somalia, from the Plains of Abraham to the deserts of Afghanistan, Morton examines our centuries-old courting to warfare and its outcomes. This up to date variation additionally encompasses a new bankruptcy on Canada’s position within the struggle on terrorism.

A army historical past of Canada is a fascinating and informative chronicle of Canada at warfare, from one of many country’s best historians.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Military History of Canada (5th Edition) PDF

Similar canada books


Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominee for most sensible Novel (2013)

Dawn breaks and nobody on the planet has slept the evening sooner than. Or nearly nobody. a number of humans, possibly one in 10000, can nonetheless sleep, and they’ve all shared an identical mysterious dream. A handful of silent little ones can nonetheless sleep in addition, yet what they’re dreaming continues to be a secret. international panic ensues. A scientific truth: after six days of absolute sleep deprivation, psychosis units in. After 4 weeks, the physique dies. in the meanwhile, a extraordinary new international arises and swallows the previous one entire. an international known as Nod

Clara Callan

In a small city in Canada, Clara Callan reluctantly takes depart of her sister, Nora, who's sure for brand new York. It's a time whilst the growing to be possibility of fascism in Europe is a continuing fear, and folks get away from truth via radio and the flicks. in the meantime, the 2 sisters -- enormously diversified in character, but inextricably associated through a shared prior -- attempt to locate their areas in the complicated internet of social expectancies for younger women within the Thirties.

Saqiyuq: Stories from the Lives of Three Inuit Women

Saqiyuq is the identify the Inuit supply to a robust wind that all at once shifts path; "Saqiyuq: tales from the Lives of 3 Inuit ladies" is a shiny portrait of the altering nature of existence within the Arctic throughout the 20th century. via their existence tales, a grandmother, daughter, and granddaughter take us on a extraordinary trip within which the cycles of lifestyles - youth, youth, marriage, birthing and baby rearing - are awarded opposed to the contrasting studies of 3 successive generations.

Additional info for A Military History of Canada (5th Edition)

Example text

35 / House of Commons Debates, Jan. 26, 1949, 3; hereafter cited as Debates. , Jan. 28,1949, 80. St. B. Bennett, who was speaking at the time his government introduced the first system of public broadcasting in 1932. Canadian Television: Beginnings 17 The impression that things were moving at last was confirmed on March 20 when the government, even before it had appointed the royal commission, announced an interim policy on television. The minister, Dr. McCann, said the government was concerned that Canadians should have the opportunity to receive Canadian programs, and to have a television system of their own.

I / Gazette, Sept. 6,1952. 30 The Public Eye The structures built to house the new studios were not very impressive. 5 million), and that estimate had been kept purposely low so that government would not be frightened off. In Toronto the CBC offices and radio studios were in a former girls' school on Jarvis Street. The cheapest way to add television facilities was to construct a building at the back of the lot, and place the transmission tower right next to it. On the day the station opened, a reporter wrote: CBLT begins business in a five-story yellow brick building next to the CBC studios on Jarvis street.

The change in commercial policy shows how many difficulties there can be when the usual procedures worked out by North American business are interfered with. The CBC determined that it must take responsibility for all programming over its stations and that all television programs, except for those originating from other countries, must be produced in CBC studios. This had not been so in radio. For example, 'Ford Theatre,' originating in Toronto, was produced by someone from the advertising agency, Cockfield Brown; the daytime serial 'Laura Limited' was produced by a Montreal agency, and so on.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.16 of 5 – based on 35 votes