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1 ALLEN, Ralph Canadian History Series Vol.5 Ordeal by Fire : Canada, 1910-1945. First Edition
Doubleday Canada Ltd, Toronto, 1961, 
ALLEN, Ralph. Ordeal by Fire : Canada, 1910-1945. Toronto : Doubleday Canada Ltd., 1961. First Printing. Pp [i]-ix,(3),[1]-492. 8vo, grey cloth with green title block. Volume Five of the Canadian History Series. Naval, World War I and II references in the Index. Very good. 15.00

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Customs and Traditions of the Canadian Navy. First Edition in dustjacket, ARBUCKLE, Graeme
2 ARBUCKLE, Graeme Customs and Traditions of the Canadian Navy. First Edition in dustjacket
Nimbus Publishing Limited, Halifax, 1984, ISBN:0920852386 1984 0920852386 / 9780920852385 
ARBUCKLE, Lt.(N) Graeme. Customs and Traditions of the Canadian Navy. (Halifax) : Nimbus Publishing Limited, (1984). First Edition Pp (4),179,(1). Double column. Illustrated. 4to, blue cloth.

Chapters :
1. Naval Ceremonial;
2. Naval Ceremonies;
3. Miscellaneous Naval Customs;
4. The Wardroom;
5. Naval Uniforms;
6. Badges and Insignia.
With bibliography.
Foreword by Admiral J.C. Wood.
A very useful & detailed reference.
Topics include salutes, flags & pennants,signalling, the ship's bell, colours, the tattoo, half-masting, launching, reviews, crossing the Line, the naval gun, grog, decorations & medals, the dead horse ceremony, the lucky coin, wardroom dining (including the passing of the port) and the naval sword.

Vg in vg dj. 45.00

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3 ARBUCKLE, J. Graeme Badges of the Canadian Navy. First Edition in dustjacket
Nimbus, Halifax, 1987, ISBN:0920852491 
ARBUCKLE, J. Graeme. Badges of the Canadian Navy. (Halifax, N.S.) : Nimbus Publishing Limited, (1987). First Edition. Pp (5),vi-xii,1-203,(10. With full-colour illustrations of the badges. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "This book, written as a complement to Customs and Traditions of the Canadian Navy (Nimbs, 1984), features descriptions, and colour representations of the badges of HMC ships, naval air squadrons, reserve divisions, andnaval shore establishments and also gives an insight into the history of e ach ship." - from the dj. With a Preface by Rear-Admiral Fred J. Mifflin. Some light shelfwear, else very good in dustjacket. 40.00

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4 ARBUCKLE, J. Graeme Badges of the Canadian Navy. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 1987, ISBN:0920852491 
ARBUCKLE, J. Graeme. Badges of the Canadian Navy. (Halifax, N.S.) : Nimbus Publishing Limited, (1987). First Edition. Pp (5),vi-xii,1-203,(10. With full-colour illustrations of the badges. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "This book, written as a complement to Customs and Traditions of the Canadian Navy (Nimbs, 1984), features descriptions, and colour representations of the badges of HMC ships, naval air squadrons, reserve divisions, andnaval shore establishments and also gives an insight into the history of e ach ship." - from the dj. With a Preface by Rear-Admiral Fred J. Mifflin. Very good in dustjacket. Signed, without inscription, by Arbuckle. 70.00

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5 Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada Shoulder To Shoulder : 32nd National Convention, Halifax, August 25-30-1974.
Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada, Ottawa, 1974, 
(Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada). Shoulder To Shoulder : 32nd National Convention, Halifax, August 25-30-1974. (Ottawa : Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada, 1974). Pp [1]-224,+ 4 page Convention Agenda. 4to,illustrated stapled card covers. Includes Honour Rolls and lists of sponso rs, but mostly advertisements. Covers creased, else very good. 30.00

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6 BASHOW, David L. (ed.). HAWCO, Darren PLOWS, Emilie Anne LEACH, Norman S. Canadian Military Journal / Revue Militaire Canadienne. Vol. 9, No. 2.
Department of National Defence, Ottawa, 2008, 
BASHOW, David L. (ed.). Canadian Military Journal / Revue Militaire Canadienne. Vol. 9, No. 2. (Ottawa : Department of National Defence), n.d. [2008].Pp 1-132;1-132. Illustrated. Maps. Double Column. 4to, illustrated white c ard covers. Contents : “Hellyer’s Ghosts: Unification of the Canadian Forces is 40 Years Old – Part One” by Daniel Gosselin (pp 6-15); “Normative Considerations Bearing on The Responsibility to Protect – Prospects and Implications in a Fracturing International System” by Patrick F. White (pp 16-26);“Terrorism: An International Crime?” by Michael Lawless (pp 27-39); “Jihad versus Global War on Terror (GWOT) – A Total War in the Making?” by Dwayne Lovegrove (pp 40-50); “Canadian Special Operations Mobility – Getting the Right Tools” by Bernard Brister (pp 51-60); “Effective Leadership in Counter-Insurgency: The North-West Mounted Police in South Africa, 1899-1902” by Kenneth Grad (pp 61-72); “Passchendaele – Canada’s Other Vimy Ridge” by Norman S. Leach (pp 73-82); “Serving Their Country: the Story of the Wrens, 1942-1946” by Emilie Anne Plows (pp 83-91); “Anatomy of Maritime Excellence” by Darren Hawco (pp 92-98); and more. Back-to-back English and French texts. Very good. 12.00

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7 BASHOW, David L. (ed.). HORN, Bernd JESSUP, Pat, Lieutenant HILLIER, Rick Canadian Military Journal / Revue Militaire Canadienne. Vol. 6, No. 3, Autumn 2005
Department of National Defence, Ottawa, 2005, 
BASHOW, David L. (ed.). Canadian Military Journal / Revue Militaire Canadienne. Vol. 6, No. 3, Autumn 2005. (Ottawa : Department of National Defence, 2005). Pp 1-102;1-102. Illustrated. Double Column. 4to, illustrated grey card covers. Contents : Howard G. Coombs and General Rick Hillier's "Planningfor Success: The Challenge of Applying Operational Art in Post-Conflict Af ghanistan; Peter T. Haydon's "The Chicoutimi Accident: Lessons Learned and Not Learned" (15-24); Major David A. Wu's 'Canada's Past, Present, and Potential Future Contributions to a United Nations High-Readiness, Rapid Reaction Military Capability"; Second Lieutenant Jessica M. Davis's "From Kosovo to Afghanistan: Canada and Information Operations"; Major Patrick Cormier's"The Way Ahead for Information Management"; Major Ron Smith and Dr. Scott Knight's "Applying Electronic Warfare Solutions to Network Security"; Colonel Bernd Horn's "Strength Born from Weakness: The Establishment of the Raiding Concept and the British Commandos"; Lieutenant Pat Jessup's "C. AnthonyLaw: Master and Commander" (69-74); Raina-Clair Gillis's "Artistic Impress ions of War"; Dr. A.J. Barrett's "Uneasy Partners, Hopeful Future -- The Royal Military College of Canada and the Canadian Defence Academy"; Sergeant J.A. Hudec's "Twice the Citizen -- Twice the Employer"; Tom Douglas's "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Holland Liberation Celebrants View the Canadian Forces from Three Perspectives"; and more. Back-to-back English and French texts. Very good. 12.00

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8 BASHOW, David L. (ed.). MAYNE, Richard O. DOYON, Carl BERNIER, Serge Canadian Military Journal / Revue Militaire Canadienne. Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring / Printemps 2005
Department of National Defence, Ottawa, 2005, 
BASHOW, David L. (ed.). Canadian Military Journal / Revue Militaire Canadienne. Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring / Printemps 2005. (Ottawa : Department of National Defence, 2005). Pp 1-88;1-88. Illustrated. Double Column. 4to, illustrated grey card covers. Contents : “North American Defence and Security in theAftermath of 9/11” by Lieutenant-General Rick Findley and Lieutenant Gener al Joe Inge (pp 9-16); “Boots on the Ground: Thoughts on the Future of the Canadian Forces” by Major-General Andrew Leslie (pp 17-24); “Different Drummers: Aboriginal Culture and the Canadian Armed Forces, 1939-2002” by Dr. John MacFarlane and John Moses (pp 25-32); “Replacing the CF-18 Hornet : Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle or Joint Strike Fighter?” by Lieutenant-ColonelCarl Doyon (pp 33-40); “Learning from the Rwandan Genocide of 1994 to Stop the Genocide in Darfur – Part 1” by Major Brent Beardsley (pp 41-50); “Pro testers or Traitors? Investigating Cases of Crew Sabotage in the Royal Canadian Navy: 1942-1945” by Lieutenant (N) Richard O. Mayne (p 51-58); “A Brief History of Canadian Forces Military Museums: 1919-2004 – Part 1” by Dr. Serge Bernier (pp 59-66); and more. Back-to-back English and French texts. Very good. 12.00

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9 BASHOW, David L. (ed.). McFADDEN, Dean SCOPPIO, Grazia LEWIS, Jeff Canadian Military Journal / Revue Militaire Canadienne. Vol. 10, No. 4, Autumn / Automne 2010
Department of National Defence, Ottawa, 2010, 
BASHOW, David L. (ed.). Canadian Military Journal / Revue Militaire Canadienne. Vol. 10, No. 4, Autumn / Automne 2010. (Ottawa : Department of National Defence, 2010). Pp 1-88;1-88. Illustrated. Double Column. 4to, illustrated black card covers. Contents : “The 21st Century Battlespace: The Danger of Technological Ethnocentrism” by Roy van den Berg (pp 10-18); “Being Effective in Snake Fighting ~ Lessons for the Canadian Forces in the Effects Based Operations Era” by Peter J. Williams (pp 19-25); “Academics 101: An Introduction for the Military Community” by Adam Chapnick and Barbara Falk (pp 26-35); “Indigenous Peoples in the New Zealand Defence Force and the Canadian Forces” by Grazia Scoppio (pp 36-45); “Unexploded Ordnance and the Environment ~ A Legacy of Past Practices” by Jeff Lewis (pp 46-52); “The Navy and Canada's National Interests in This Maritime Century” by Dean McFadden (pp 53-58); and more. Back-to-back English and French texts. Very good. 12.00

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10 BATEMAN, Sam and Dick SHERWOOD, (eds.) CRICKARD, Fred W. McCAFFRIE, Jack PERRI, Mike Oceans Management Policy : The Strategic Dimension. Wollongong Papers on Maritime Policy, No. 1
University of Wollongong, Wollongong, 1994, ISBN:0864183232 
BATEMAN, Sam and Dick SHERWOOD, (eds.). Oceans Management Policy : The Strategic Dimension. Wollongong, Australia :University of Wollongong, 1994. First Edition. Pp (10),[1]-101,(1). 8vo, photo-illustrated cardcovers. Wollongong Papers on Maritime Policy, No. 1. "This monograph comprises the proceedings of a seminar jointly hosted by the Centre for Maritime Policy and the Royal Australian Navy's Maritime Studies Program in Canberra in May 1994." (Abstract). Contents : 1. "Oceans Policy and Maritime Strategy: The Canadian Experience" by Rear Admiral Fred Crickard RCN (Rtd). 2. "Towards a Comprenensive Oceans Policy for Australia" by Mike Perri. 3. "Potential Thrats toAustralian Maritime Security" by Captain Jack McCaffrie, RAN. 4. "Australi a and a Stable Maritime Regime" by Henry Burmester. 5. "The Sea in International Politics" by Dr Lorraine Elliot. 6. "Towards a Comprehensive Oceans Policy: Environmental Issues" by Gerry Morvell. 7. "Oceans Management: Catalyst for Cooperation?" by Sam Bateman. Very good.. 80.00

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11 BELANGER, Stephanie A.H., (ed. ) DAVIS, Karen D., (ed. ) Transforming Traditions : Women, Leadership & the Canadian Navy, 1942-2010.Paperback Edition.
Canadian Defence Academy Press, Kingston, Ontario, 2010, ISBN:9781100149394 
BELANGER, Stephanie A.H. and Karen D. DAVIS, (eds.). Transforming Traditions : Women, Leadership & the Canadian Navy, 1942-2010. Editors: Stéphanie A.H. Bélanger and Karen D. Davis. [Foreword by Vice-Admiral P. Dean McFadden]. (Kingston, ON): Canadian Defence Academy Press, (2010). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (2),i-xix,(1),1-204,(2). 8vo, illustrated white and grey card covers with gold and black lettering to front cover, white lettering to black spine. "As the Canadian navy celebrates its centennial, 'Transforming Traditions: Women, Leadership and the Canadian Navy, 1942-2010', provides a place marker for the full inclusion of women within naval history and culture in Canada. Today, many agree that a sailor is a sailor regardless of gender. While this is no doubt true in many respects, it is also true that the navy did not become the organization that it is today without some challenge and cultural growing pain. The curent status of women in the Canadian Forces' sea environment is testimony to the spirit of those women and men who served before them and, as such, the experiences shared inside this cover celebrate and commemorate those who have facilitated the contributions of women. This voume brings together a collection of leadership experiences and perspectives with a selection of research related to women in the navy. Forthe first time, the voices of Canadian navy women spanning 1942 to 2010 ar e presented within one volume. By representing this scope of experience within one integrated collection, the editors have conveyed an important message -- women have been an integral part of the navy for many years, and are committed to being a part of its future." - from the rear cover. Contents: 1. Lieutenant-Commander Karen D. Davis's "Once a Wren, Always a Wren: The Experience and Contribution of Canada's Wrens, 1942-2010"; 2. Wren Margaret Los (Haliburton)'s "Reflections of a Wren: I Would Do it Again 'at the dropof a hat'"; 3. Petty Officer Kathleen McCormack (Best)'s "From the Second World War to the 21st Century: Reflecting and Reconnecting"; 4. Wren Barbara Duncan's "Serving Canada and Remembering the Women Who Served"; 5. Petty Officer 1st class Rosalee Auger (van Stelten)'s "The Good, The Bad, and TheRoyal: The Challenges and Opportunites of Being a Wren"; 6. Chief Petty Of ficer 1st class Shirley Brown's "Wren Chief Leading Wrens into the Future... One Challenge, One Achievement at a Time"; 7. Leading Seaman Rose Tanchyk's "On Board HMCS Nipigon, 1989-1992: Living a Dream?"; 8. Commodore Jennifer Bennett's "How I Spent My Summer Vacation"; 9. Chief Petty Officer 1st class Barbara Corbett's "Blending In and Standing Out: Leading in a Sea of Gender Change"; 10. Commander Barbara Carter's "The Testimony of a Senior Naval Representative for Canada at Naval Component Central Command, Manama, Bahrain"; 11. Lieutenant-Commander Leanne Crowe's "Placing a Fix on the Chart: Finding Your Leadership Edge, Regardless of Gender"; 12. Commander MartaMulkins's "The Experience of a Naval Reserve Officer During Operation Argu s in Afghanistan"; 13. Commander Sara McMillan and Commander Michelaine LaHaie's "On Track By Leadmark"; 14. Petty Officer 1st class Alena Mondelli's "My Evolving Role as a Leader and as a Woman: A Personal Story"; 15. Lieutenant-Commander Nancy Setchell's "Toasting Positive Change and Progress... Every Day of the Week?"; 16. Sub-Lieutenant Louise Walton's "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow"; 17. Leading Seaman Genevieve Jobin and Private Lorraine van Rensburg's "Integration and Innovation in Our New Navy: A View from the Lower Deck"; 18. Lieutenant (Navy) Stephanie Belanger's "Exploring Gender and Identity through the Experience of Women in the Canadian Navy at the Dawn of the 21st Century: A Study of Ten Testimonies"; 19. Lieutenant-Commander Lynn Bradley's "The Progress of Gender Integration in Canadian Warships: Views of the Leaders"; 20. Lieutenant-Commander Lynn Bradley and Lieutenant-Commander Debbie Pestell's "Experience With Mixed Gender Submarine Crews".Very good. 25.00

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12 BERCUSON, David J. HERWIG, Holger H. Deadly Seas.: The Duel between the St. Croix and the U305 in the Battle of the Atlantic. in dj
Random, Toronto, 1997, ISBN:0679308547 1997 0679308547 / 9780679308546 
BERCUSON, David J., and Holger H. Herwig. The Deadly Seas : The Story of the St. Croix, the U305 and the Battle of the Atlantic. Toronto : Random House of Canada, (1997). First Printing. Pp (6).[1]-346, + 16-page central section of b&w photos. 8vo, black cloth, silver lettering to spine.

"Deadly Seas tells the dramatic story of the birth, life, and death of HMCS St Croix and U305, and, through them, the larger story of the epic Battle of the Atlantic itself. A war story that reads like the best kind of thriller, Deadly Seas is a unique collaboration by a Canadian and a German that sets the record straight for both sides." - from the dj.

"In the boiler room, stokers rush to flash the two after boilers. The old destroyer slowly builds a head of steam and races eastward into the darkening sky. Dobson is going in for the kill. "If that bastard's still afloat," he says between clenched teeth, "he'll be back at periscope depth by the time we get there." St. Croix is slicing through the Atlantic at 24 knots.

"Contact dead ahead, sir, range 1200 yards," Gallaher shouts.

Once again, the lethal cat-and-mouse game pitting destroyer against U-boat captain begins. Death to the loser." - from the prologue.


1. A Destroyer Goes to War;
2. Rudolf Bahr Goes to Sea;
3. Hard-Luck Destroyer;
4. Learning the Deadly Trade : Rudolf Bahr Joins U69;
5. St. Croix: Sub Killer;
6. Practising the Deadly Trade: Rudolf Bahr Commands U305;
7. Bolero;
8. Deadly Encounter: U305 and St Croix;
9. U305.
With Epilogue, Word on Sources, Index.

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13 BERCUSON, David J. HERWIG, Holger H. Deadly Seas.: The Duel between the St. Croix and the U305 in the Battle of the Atlantic. in dj
Random, Toronto, 1997, ISBN:0679308547 
BERCUSON, David J., and Holger H. Herwig. Deadly Seas The Story of the St. Croix, the U305 and the Battle of the Atlantic. Toronto: Random House of Canada, (1997). First Printing. Pp (6).[1]-346, + 16 of photographs. 8vo, black cloth. "Deadly Seas tells the dramatic story of the birth, life, and death of HMCS St Croix and U305, and, through them, the larger story of the epic Battle of the Atlantic itself. A war story that reads like the best kindof thriller, Deadly Seas is a unique collaboration by a Canadian and a Ger man that sets the record straight for both sides." - from the dj. "In the boiler room, stokers rush to flash the two after boilers. The old destroyer slowly builds a head of steam and races eastward into the darkening sky. Dobson is going in for the kill. "If that bastard's still afloat," he says between clenched teeth, "he'll be back at periscope depth by the time we get there." St. Croix is slicing through the Atlantic at 24 knots. "Contact dead ahead, sir, range 1200 yards," Gallaher shouts. Once again, the lethal cat-and-mouse game pitting destroyer against U-boat captain begins. Death to the loser." -from the prologue. Light shelfwear, gift inscription, else good in dust jacket. 18.00

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14 BIDWELL, R.E.S., Rear-Admiral. RAYNER, H.S., foreword. Random Memories.
1961, 
BIDWELL, R.E.S., Rear-Admiral. Random Memories. (Halifax: The author, 1961). Pp. [24], including covers. Unpaginated. Illustrated. Double column. 8vo,illustrated stapled grey wraps. Tennyson, The Canadian Experience of the G reat War : A Guide to Memoirs 252. Rear-Admiral Bidwell began his career in1915, "when the RCN was only five years old, and lasted to 1958- a 43-year period during which he had seen the Naval Service survive near-extinction, send its ships into action in two wars and become expert in the field of a ntisubmarine warfare. The RCN of today owes much to the wide-ranging experience of Admiral Bidwell."- from the Foreword by Vice-Admiral H.S. Rayner. Very good. 30.00

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15 BISHOP, Arthur MAINGUY, D.N. Courage at Sea. First Edition in dustjacket
McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1995, ISBN:0075516403 
BISHOP, Arthur. Courage at Sea. Foreword by Vice-Admiral D.N. Mainguy. Toronto / Montreal : McGraw-Hill Ryerson, (1995). First Printing. Pp (6),viixi,(1),1-191,(3). Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. Volume III of the Canada's Military Heritage trilogy. William Arthur Bishop (b. June 13, 1923. London, England - d. February 14, 2013, Toronto) Canadian writer of military history, RCAF fighter pilot during WW2, and son of BillyBishop. "Courage at Sea is the concluding volume of Canada's Military Heri tage trilogy compiled by Arthur Bishop. This brings to life Canada's war heroes at sea through two World Wars as well as the Royal Canadian Navy's role in Korea. The Silent Service has lived up to its name only too well, withthe result that Canadian valour at sea is too little known. Names and deed s, the exception being some of our warships, do not come easily or readily to mind. Arthur Bishop corrects this national indignity by bringing to lifethe role of Canada's maritime heroes in the Battle of the Atlantic, the ev acuation of Dunkirk, the invasion of North Africa, the battles in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Bay of Biscay, and the dreaded Murmansk Run. All ofthis drama and attendant horror of war - and some of the humour, too, - ar e told in a vivid, compelling style." - from the dj. Contents : The Indian Mutiny; The Royal Canadian Navy in World War I 1914-1918; Between Wars: Weathering the Storm, 1918-1939; The RCN Against Germany 1939-1945. Early Stages - The Western Approaches - The Newfoundland Escort Force - Re-Routing - Paukenschlag - Even Closer tro Home - The Mid-Atlantic - The Low Note - Mediterranean Duty - Battling the U-boats, Mediterranean Style - Give & Take, "Man & Cheer" - Battles in the Bay - Policing the Pipeline to Invasion - Titanic Test for the Tribals - Hit-and-Run - Neptune - Challenge in the Channel Islands - Dredger - MTB Battles - Corvettes Courageous - Kinectic - Cowboy Flotilla - The Inexorable Tide of War - Round-Up: The Final Chapter - Inthe Pacific; The RCN in Korea. Fine in dustjacket. 25.00

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16 BISHOP, Arthur MAINGUY, D.N. Courage at Sea. First Edition in dustjacket
McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, 1995, ISBN:0075516403 
BISHOP, Arthur. Courage at Sea. Foreword by Vice-Admiral D.N. Mainguy. Toronto / Montreal : McGraw-Hill Ryerson, (1995). First Printing. Pp (6),viixi,(1),1-191,(3). Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. Volume III of the Canada's Military Heritage trilogy. William Arthur Bishop (b. June 13, 1923. London, England - d. February 14, 2013, Toronto) Canadian writer of military history, RCAF fighter pilot during WW2, and son of BillyBishop. "Courage at Sea is the concluding volume of Canada's Military Heri tage trilogy compiled by Arthur Bishop. This brings to life Canada's war heroes at sea through two World Wars as well as the Royal Canadian Navy's role in Korea. The Silent Service has lived up to its name only too well, withthe result that Canadian valour at sea is too little known. Names and deed s, the exception being some of our warships, do not come easily or readily to mind. Arthur Bishop corrects this national indignity by bringing to lifethe role of Canada's maritime heroes in the Battle of the Atlantic, the ev acuation of Dunkirk, the invasion of North Africa, the battles in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Bay of Biscay, and the dreaded Murmansk Run. All ofthis drama and attendant horror of war - and some of the humour, too, - ar e told in a vivid, compelling style." - from the dj. Contents : The Indian Mutiny; The Royal Canadian Navy in World War I 1914-1918; Between Wars: Weathering the Storm, 1918-1939; The RCN Against Germany 1939-1945. Early Stages - The Western Approaches - The Newfoundland Escort Force - Re-Routing - Paukenschlag - Even Closer tro Home - The Mid-Atlantic - The Low Note - Mediterranean Duty - Battling the U-boats, Mediterranean Style - Give & Take, "Man & Cheer" - Battles in the Bay - Policing the Pipeline to Invasion - Titanic Test for the Tribals - Hit-and-Run - Neptune - Challenge in the Channel Islands - Dredger - MTB Battles - Corvettes Courageous - Kinectic - Cowboy Flotilla - The Inexorable Tide of War - Round-Up: The Final Chapter - Inthe Pacific; The RCN in Korea. Name ticket, else vg in dustjacket. 20.00

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17 BLAKELEY, Darlene Bravo Defence. Vol. 7. Summer 2007 Connecting the past, present and future : Force Generation in Canada's Navy/ La Marine canadienne : relier le passé, le présent et l'avenir
National Defence, Ottawa, 2007, 
BLAKELEY, Darlene. "Connecting the past, present and future : Force Generation in Canada's Navy / La Marine canadienne : relier le passé, le présent et l'avenir." An article in Bravo Defence / Bravo Défense, Vol. 7, Summer / Été 2007, pp 12-14. (Ottawa : Natinal Defence, 2007). Pp (1),2-34,(2);(1),2-34,(2). Illustrated. Triple Column. 4to, illustrated black stapled wrappers. Other contents : The Glue at the Top of the CF (by Peter Avis); Investment Planning - A new look for Defence Planning (by Jim Harris); Force Generation in the Army (by Julien Richard); Generating Canadian Forces Aerospace Power (by Kevin White); Recruiting our Future: A solid foundation (by Laurie Kannegiesser); Strategic Level Force Employment (by Pierre Lessard); A New Approach for the Canadian Forces; How we decide - A New Governance Structure (by Jim Uchiyama and R. (Bob) Beaudoin). Back-to-back bilingual bilingual (English and French) texts. Very good. 9.00

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18 BLAKELY, Tom. Corvette Cobourg : The Role of a Canadian Warship in the Longest Sea Battlein History.
Royal Canadian Legion, Cobourg Branch, Cobourg, Ont., 1974, 
BLAKELY, Tom. Corvette Cobourg : The Role of a Canadian Warship in the Longest Sea Battle in History. (Cobourg, Ont.: Royal Canadian Legion, Cobourg Branch), n.d. [1970s]. Pp [i]-ix,(1),[1]-93,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated card covers. Tom Blakely was Gunnery Officer of H.M.C.S. Cobourg 1944-45. Very good. 50.00

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Halifax and the Royal Canadian Navy.  pbk., BOILEAU, John Images of our Past series)
19 BOILEAU, John Images of our Past series) Halifax and the Royal Canadian Navy. pbk.
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2010, ISBN:9781551097473 2010 1551097478 / 9781551097473 
BOILEAU, John. Halifax and the Royal Canadian Navy. (Halifax): Nimbus Publishing, (2010). First Printing. Pp. (4),v-x,1-214. Illustrated with b&w photos throughout. 8vo, photo-illustrated white card covers.

A volume in the Images Of Our Past series.
An ampersand is used in the title.

"On May 4, 1910, the Liberal government of Sir Wilfrid Laurier passed the Naval Service Act, which created the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). Evere since, the RCN and the city of Halifax -- a strategic Canadian port on the Atlantic -- have been partenrs. During the Second World War's Battle of the Atlantic, Halifax was a major centre of operations for the RCN, which was tasked with the crucial missions of escorting merchant ships and hunting German U-boats not far from Halifax's coast. But the relationship with the city of Halifax was not without turmoil; at the conclusion of the war the pent-up frustrations of sailors boiled over into the V-E day riots.

Part of the popular Images of Our Past series, Halifax and the RCN marks the centennial of the Royal Canadian Navy's founding in 1910. Author John Boileau's superbly researched narrative is supplemented with over 150 historical photos of the sailors, ships, and shore establishments that defined the RCN. An accessible and lively photographic history, Halifax and the RCN is a worthy tribute to the Royal Canadian Navy and its home port." - from the rear cover.

Contents:
1. Humble Beginnings;
2. The Halifax Patrols;
3. An End, an Interlude, and a Beginning;
4. The Courage of the Convoys;
5. Death and Destruction on Halifax's Doorstep;
6. The Sailors Who Saved the City;
7. Reaching the Boiling Point;
8. Sailors in Skirts [the WRCNS, Wrens, &c];
9. Conflict in the Land of the Morning Calm;
10. Above and Below;
11. The Cold War Navy;
12. New Horizons;
13. Unification and After.
Includes an introductory note entitled "Naval Nomenclature for the Novice".

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20 BORDEN, R.L. Naval Aid Bill : Speech Delivered by Rt. Hon. R.L. Borden, 5th December, 1912
House of Commons, Ottawa, 1912, 1912 
BORDEN, Rt. Hon. R.L. The Naval Aid Bill : Speech Delivered by Rt. Hon. R.L. Borden, 5th December, 1912. [Ottawa : House of Commons, 1912]. Pp (4),5-31,(1) including a portrait frontispiece of Borden. 8vo, blue card covers.

Sir Robert Laird Borden, PC (1854-1937) was a Canadian lawyer and politician. He served as the eighth Prime Minister of Canada from October 10, 1911 to July 10, 1920, and was the third Nova Scotian to hold this office.

"On the 5th of December, 1912, the Rt. Honourable R. L. Borden introduced in the Canadian House of Commons the Naval Aid Act. The object of this bill is to increase immediately the effective naval forces of the Empire. It provides for an expenditure of $35,000,000 for the construction and equipment of battleships or armoured cruisers of the most modern and powerful type. When the ships are constructed they will be placed at the disposal of His Majesty for the common defence of the Empire.

Right Hon. R. L. BORDEN (Prime Minister) moved for leave to introduce Bill (No. 21) to authorize measures for increasing the effective naval forces of the Empire. He said Mr. Speaker, in addressing the House upon so important a subject as that which I propose to discuss, I shall speak in no controversial spirit. If a portion of my remarks may necessarily controvert opinions which have been expressed by hon. gentlemen on either side of the House, let it be understood that I do so, not by way of criticism, but purely for the purpose of giving frankly to the House the reasons which have led the Government to adopt the course which I shall now outline." - from page 5.

"I now proceed to submit to the House the information which we have received from His Majesty's Government. It is in the form of a memorandum, as follows : —
From the Secretary of State for the Colonies to His Royal
Highness the Governor General.
Downing Street, 25th October, 1912.
Sir, —
1. I have the honour to transmit to Your Royal Highness the accompanying copy of a memorandum relating to the requirements of the naval defence of the Empire.
2. This document has been prepared by the Admiralty on the instructions of His Majesty's Government in compliance with the request of Mr. Borden with a view to presentation to the Dominion Parliament if, and when, the Dominion ministers deem it necessary.
I have, &c,
L. Harcourt.

Some sections: Strength of the German Fleet -
Strength of the British Fleet -
Home Waters -
Mediterranean Station -
Overseas..

"The rapid expansion of Canadian sea-borne trade, and the immense value of Canadian cargoes always afloat in British and Canadian bottoms, here require consideration. On the basis of the figures supplied by the Board of Trade to the Imperial Conference of 1911, the annual value of the overseas trade of the Dominion of Canada in 1909-10 was not less than £72,000,000, and the tonnage of Canadian vessels was 718,000 tons, and these proportions have already increased and are still increasing. For the whole of this trade wherever it may be about the distant waters of the world, as well as for the maintenance of her communications, both with Europe and Asia, Canada is dependent, and has always depended upon the Imperial navy, without corresponding contribution or cost." - p.16.

"Whatever may be the decision of Canada at the present juncture, Great Britain will not in any circumstances fail in her duty to the Overseas Dominions of the Crown. (Cheers and loud applause, some Liberals joining.) She has before now successfully made head alone and unaided against the most formidable combinations, and she has not lost her capacity by a wise policy and strenuous exertions to watch over and preserve the vital interests of the Empire. (Applause.)

The Admiralty are assured that His Majesty's Government will not hesitate to ask the House of Commons for whatever provision the circumstances of each year may require. But the aid which Canada could give at the present time is not to be measured only in ships or money. (Loud cheers.)

Any action on the part of Canada to increase the power and mobility of the Imperial Navy, and thus widen the margin of our common safety, would be recognized everywhere as a most significant witness to the united strength of the Empire, and to the renewed resolve of the Overseas Dominions to take their part in maintaining its integrity. (Loud applause.)

The Prime Minister of the Dominion having inquired in what form any immediate aid that Canada might give would be most effective, we have no hesitation in answering after a prolonged consideration of all the circumstances that it is desirable that such aid should include the provision of a certain number of the largest and strongest ships of war which science can build or money supply.'' (Loud cheers and prolonged applause.)- pp.17-18.

"Our navy was once dominant everywhere, and the white ensign was the token of naval supremacy in all the seas. Is it not time that the former conditions should in some measure be restored? (Applause.) Upon our own* coasts, both Atlantic and Pacific, powerful squadrons were maintained twelve years ago. To-day the flag .is not shown on either seaboard. I am assured that the aid which we propose will enable such special arrangements to be consummated that, without courting disaster at home, an effective fleet of battleships and cruisers can be established in the Pacific, and a powerful squadron can periodically visit our Atlantic seaboard, to assert once more the naval strength of the Empire along these coasts. (Applause.)" - p.22.

"Upon inquiry as to the cost of such a battleship, we are informed by the Admiralty that it is approximately £2,350,000 including armament and first outfit of ordnance stores and ammunition. The total cost of three such battleships, which when launched will be the most powerful in the world, would be approximately* $35,000,000, and we ask the people of Canada through their Parliament to grant that sum to His Majesty the King (Loud and repeated cheering) of Great Britain and Ireland and of the Overseas Dominions, in order to increase the effective naval forces of the Empire, to safeguard our shores and our seaborne commerce, and to make secure the common heritage of all who owe allegiance to the King, (Applause.)

These ships will be at the disposal of His Majesty the King for the common defence of the Empire. (Cheers.) They will be maintained and controlled as part of the Royal Navy (Hear, hear) ; and we have the assurance that if at any time in the future it should be the will of the Canadian people to establish a Canadian unit of the Royal Navy, these vessels can be recalled by the Canadian Government to form part of that unit, in which case, of course, they would be maintained by Canada and not by Great Britain. (Cheers.)" - p.23.

"Where shall these ships be built? They will be built under Admiralty supervision in the United Kingdom, for the reason that at present there are no adequate facilities for constructing them in Canada. The plant required for the construction of a dreadnought battleship is enormous, and it would be impossible at present to maintain shipbuilding in this country on such a scale. In any case, only the hull could be built in Canada; because the machinery, the armour, and the guns would necessarily be constructed or manufactured in the United Kingdom. The additional cost of construction in Canada would be about $12,000,000 for the three ships, and it would be impossible to estimate the delay. No one is more eager than myself for the development of shipbuilding industries in Canada, but we cannot, upon any business or economic considerations, begin with the construction of dreadnoughts; and especially we could not do so when these ships are urgently required within two or three years at the outside, for rendering aid upon which may depend the Empire's future existence. (Applause.)

According to my conception, the effective development of shipbuilding industries in Canada must commence with small beginnings and in a businesslike way. (Hear, hear.) I have discussed this subject with the Admiralty, and they thoroughly realize that it is not to the Empire's advantage that all shipbuilding facilities should be concentrated in the United Kingdom. I am assured, therefore, that the Admiralty are prepared in the early future to give orders for the construction in Canada of small cruisers, oil-tank vessels, and auxiliary craft of various kinds. (Loud applause.) The plant required is relatively small as compared with that which is necessary for a dreadnought battleship, and such an undertaking would have a much more secure and permanent basis from a business standpoint. For the purpose of stimulating so important and necessary an industry, we have expressed our willingness to bear a portion of the increased cost for a time at least. (Applause.) I see no reason why all vessels required in the future for our Government service should not be built in Canada, even at some additional cost. (Applause.) In connection with the development of shipbuilding, I should not be surprised to see the establishment of a higher class of engineering works, which would produce articles now imported and not presently manufactured in Canada. (Hear, hear.) - pp.24-25.

'Canada is sending these ships to range themselves in the battle line of the Empire with those of the mother country, of Australia, and of New Zealand. They will be the three most powerful battleships in the world, and they will bear historic names associated with this country. (Applause.) Thus, every Canadian will realize, in seeing or reading of these ships, that they are a gift in which he has participated, and that, by their presence in the battle line of the Empire, he has freely taken a direct and distinct share in maintaining the Empire's safety." p.26.

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