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101 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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102 BERTRAM, Christoph and Johan Jorgen HOLST, eds. ORVIK, Nils Norwegian Foreign Policy Studies, 21 LINDSEY, George R. New Strategic Factors in the North Atlantic. presentation copy.
Universitetsforlaget, Oslo, 1977, ISBN:8200050394 
BERTRAM, Christoph and Johan Jorgen HOLST, eds. New Strategic Factors in the North Atlantic . Edited by Christoph Bertram and Johan Jorgen Holst. Osloand London: Universitetsforlaget / IPC Science and Technology Press, (1977 ). Pp. (8),9-193,(3). 8vo, illustrated white cloth boards with black lettering to front and spine. Norwegian Foreign Policy Studies, number 21. Contents: 1. Bertram's "New Strategic Factors in the North Atlantic"; 2. Anders C. Sjaastad and John Kristen Skogan's "The Strategic Environment of the North Atlantic and the Perspectives of the Littoral States"; 3. Phillip A. Karber and Jon L. Lellenberg's "The State and Future of U.S. Naval Forces in the North Atlantic"; 4. Robert G. Weinland's "The State and Future of the Soviet Navy in the North Atlantic"; 5. Nils Orvik's "Canada and North AtlanticSecurity"; 6. Erling Bjol's "The Arctic in Danish Perspective"; 7. Finn So llie's "The Interaction of the Arctic in the North Atlantic: A Norwegian Perspective"; 8. Bjorn Bjarnason's "Iceland's Security Policy"; 9. Holst's "Prospects for Conflict, Management and Arms Control in the North Atlantic"; 10. George R. Lindsey's "The Future of Anti-Submarine Warfare and its Impact on Naval Activities in the North Atlantic and Arctic Regions"; 11. DanielP. O'Connell's "Resource Exploitation, The Law of the Sea and Security"; 1 2-13. Holst's "The Strategic Importance of the North Atlantic: Some Questions for the Future [and] Norway's Role and Options". Light spine browning, else very good. From the library of Admiral Fred W. Crickard, with presentation sheet "With compliments, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs [typed], on behalf of Professor N. Orvik, Queen's University [written]" laidin at front. 50.00

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103 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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104 BIRD, Harrison Navies in the Mountains : The Battles on the Waters of Lake Champlain and Lake George 1609-1814. First Edition in dustjacket
Oxford University Press, New York, 1962, 1962 
BIRD, Harrison. Navies in the Mountains : The Battles on the Waters of Lake Champlain and Lake George 1609-1814. New York : Oxford University Press, 1 962. First Edition. Pp (16),3-361,(1),+ 4 pp.plates. 8vo, white cloth, red and gilt lettering to spine. Map end-papers as well as 4 maps in the text.

Myron Smith, American Navy 1789-1860 : Bibliography 573; Fredriksen, Free Trade and Sailors’ Rights : A Bibliography of the War of 1812 E107.

"Here for the first time is the exciting, dramatic story of the naval engagements fought on Lake Champlain and Lake George. Many of the most significant battles of the whole period between the first landings by Europeans on the North American continent and the conclusion of the War of 1812 some two centurie s later took place on these two lakes. Situated on the most important north-south gateway in North America — with the St. Lawrence River to the north and the Hudson River to the south — the two lakes were a natural focal point for the forces attempting to control the eastern seaboard from New York north. First France and England, later England and the new United States, threw their best soldiers and sailors into the desperate struggles for the region." - from the dj flap.

Contents:
I. France in the Ascendancy.
1. Men ofIron;
2. New France Expands.

II. England Triumphs.
3. William Johnson Moves North;
4. Rangers over the Lakes;
5. Victories and Defeats;
6. 'Success to General Amherst";
7. Five Years' Work Is Done.

III. Independence Is Won.
8. Green Mountain Boys;
9. Liberty Is a Schooner;
10. To Quebec — and Back;
11. Benedict Arnold's Plan;
12. The Americans Make Ready;
13. The British Make Ready;
14. In Harm's Way;
15. The Year That Was Won;
16. Johnny Burgoyne Moves South;
17. The World Turned Upside Down";
18.The Prevailing Wind.

IV. The American Lake.
19. The U.S. Navy on Lake;
20 Alarms and Excursions;
21. The Frigate Saratoga;
22. Macdonough Anchors His Fleet; A Signal Victory;

With list of the Boats that Participated in the Battles, bibliography and index.

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105 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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106 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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107 Bisson) Souvenir de la Visite du "Bisson" a Montreal Aout 1881
Petit Figaro, Montréal, 1891, 
(Bisson). Souvenir de la Visite du "Bisson" à Montréal Aout 1881. Montréal : Aux Bureaux du "Petit Figaro", (1891). Pp 34. 12mo, wrappers. Events surrounding the visit of this French naval vessel to Quebec with Contre-Amiral Jules Marie Armand Cavalier de Cuverville on board. Emphasis on the social rather than the shiply. Covers chipped and spotted, glue stains to a few pages, else very good. 30.00

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108 BLACK, Dan. BOILEAU, John. DALLAIRE, Romeo, foreword. Old Enough to Fight : Canada's Boy Soldiers in the First World War. First Editon Hardcover in dustjacket.
James Lorimer and Company, Toronto, 2013, ISBN:9781459405417 
BLACK, Dan and John BOILEAU. Old Enough to Fight : Canada's Boy Soldiers inthe First World War. Foreword by Romeo Dallaire. Toronto: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers, (2013). First Printing. Pp. (8),9-448, + 16 p. ofcolour map plates. WIth 139 black and white photos and reproductions to te xt. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth with silver lettering to front cover and spine. "Between 15,000 and 20,000 underage youths, some as young as ten, signed up to fight in Canada's armed forces in the First World War. They served in the trenches alongside their elders, and fought in all the major battles: including Ypres, the Somme, Vimy Ridge, and Passchendaele. Many were injured or suffered psychological wounds. Many died. 'Old Enough to Fight' is the first book to tell their story. Some boys joined up to escape unhappyhomes and workplaces. Others went with their parents' blessing, carrying l etters from fathers and mothers asking the recruiters to take their eager sons. The romantic notion of a short, victorious campaign was wiped out the second these boys arrived on the Western Front. The authors, who narrate with both military professionalism and humanity, portray the many boys who, in the heat of battle, made a seamless transision from follower to leader tohero. Dan Black and John Boileau combed the archives and collections to br ing these stories to life. Passages from letters the boy soldiers wrote home reveal the range of emotions and experiences they underwent, from the humorous to the unspeakably horrible. Their parents' letters touch us with their concern, love, uncertainty, and often, grief. Meticulously researched and abundantly illustrated with photographs, paintings, and a collection of specially commissioned maps, 'Old Enough to Fight' is Canaidan military and social history at its most fascinating." -from the dustjacket. Of Newfoundland Interest: 6. 'Dead men can advance no further': The Newfoundland Regiment at Gallipoli and the Somme, August 1914-October 1916 (pp. 127-144); 11. 'He seems to want to go... his mother and I will be willing to let him': The Newfoundland Regiment, October 1916-October 1917 (pp. 223-239); 17. 'Thisis the youngest VC in my army': The Royal Newfoundland Regiment, April-Nov ember 1918 (pp. 342-360). Of specifically nautical interest: 19. 'What is this, a nursery? This kid can't be more than fifteen. I won't put up with this': Canada's First Sailors and Airmen (pp. 381-402). Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 25.00

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109 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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110 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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111 BOGGS, Theodore H. American Political Science Review, 5:3, August 1911 Canadian Navy and Imperial Unity
American Political Science Review, 1911, 
BOGGS, Theodore H. The Canadian Navy and Imperial Unity . Reprinted from The American Political Science Review, volume 5, number 3, August 1911. [N.pl.]: The American Political Science Review, 1911. Pp. 339-352,(2). 8vo, printed stapled brown card covers. "Of late, the over-seas dominions have experienced an awakening induced by the recent 'naval crisis' in England. They are beginnign to understand that the fate of the British Empire depends mainly on armoed ships. They realize that the widely scattered parts of the Empire, aptly called 'the unorganized maritime confederacy', are 'linked together by one sea, since all seas are one'. [...] The present naval activity of Canada and her sister dominions is the latest expression of that spirit of colonial nationalism which has come to be regarded as undoubtedly the strongest force in British colonial politics." - from p. 340. Small chip to front cover, light dampstaining to upper right front corner, else very good. With "compliments of the writer" inked to front cover. 50.00

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112 BOILEAU, John Fastest in the World : The Saga of Canada's Revolutionary Hydrofoils
Formac, Halifax, 2004, ISBN:088780621X 
BOILEAU, John. Fastest in the World : The Saga of Canada's Revolutionary Hydrofoils. Halifax, NS: Formac, 2004. Pp. (2),3-96. Illustrated with numerous b/w and/or colour photos to text; double column. Square 8vo, illustrated grey card covers. Mr. Boileau presents the reader with a well-researched history of Canadian involvement in the development of hydrofoils in the twentieth century. He begins in 1919 in Cape Breton with Alexander Graham Bell and Casey Baldwin's hydrofoil prototype, the HD4 that achieved a record-breaking speed of 61.5 knots. He ends with the mothballing of the Bras d'Or, another record breaking hydrofoil, launched under the auspices of the Canadian Navy in the mid 1960's. Chapters : 1. Bell & Baldwin; 2. "A Boat Which isNot a Boat"; 3. End of an Era; 4. The Canadian Hydrofoil Project; 5. Remem bering Bell & Baldwin; 6. The New Bras d'Or; 7. Bras d'Or Flies ... & Falls; 8. Not Made in Canada. Chronology of Hydrofoil Development. Abbreviations& Glossary. Select Bibliography. Photo Credits. Index. Name to title page, else very good. 15.00

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113 BOILEAU, John Half-Hearted Enemies : Nova Scotia, New England, and the War of 1812. Paperback.
Formac Publishing Company Limited, Halifax, 2005, ISBN:0887806570 
BOILEAU, John. Half-Hearted Enemies : Nova Scotia, New England, and the Warof 1812. Halifax: Formac Publishing Company Limited, (2005). Pp. (6),[7]-1 76. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated white card covers. John Boileau (b. 1945,Moncton, New Brunswick) long-serving Canadian miliary officer and author. A volume focusing largely on the indifferent relations between two regions supposedly at war, in Nova Scotia and New England, and the reluctance of Nova Scotia's merchants -- in spite of strong suggestions from the English Crown - to cease and desist their business relations with the Americans during the War of 1812. "[...] Upper and Lower Canada quickly became the main battleground, but in Nova Scotia, merchants were reluctant to imperil a strong and long-standing trading partnership with their new England neighbours. While officially at war, they tried to maintain a separate peace. "Half-Hearted Enemies explores this ambiguous wartime relationship. It examines the role played by Nova Scotia in the war, and the impact of the conflict on the lives of everyone, military and civilian alike. [...] offers vivid descriptions of some of the largest battles. He also recounts the human cost of the conflict: the economic impact of war, garrison and prison life, and the inevitable flow of refugees. "While the British navy carried on its operations against the US from its base in Halifax, the war also created opportunity for private naval warfare by the many privateers that plied the waters of the eastern seaboard. Many American prisoners were brought to Halifax, and some who died in the notorious Melville Island prison still lay buried inan almost-forgotten cemetery nearby." - from the rear cover. Of nautical i nterest: 1. "Don't Give Up the Ship!", 2. Prize, Profit, and Privateers, 6.Spoils of War. Very good. 12.00

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Where the Water Meets the Land : The Story of the Halifax Harbour Waterfront. First Edition, BOILEAU, John
114 BOILEAU, John Where the Water Meets the Land : The Story of the Halifax Harbour Waterfront. First Edition
Halifax Waterfront Development Corporation Limited, Halifax, 2007, ISBN:9780973883022 2007 0973883022 / 9780973883022 
BOILEAU, John. Where the Water Meets the Land : The Story of the Halifax Harbour Waterfront. (Halifax): Waterfront Development Corporation Limited / (Dartmouth, NS : Saltscapes Publishing Limited, (2007). Waterfront Development Corporation Limited 30th Anniversary Edition. First Edition. Pp. (6),vii-ix,10-80. Double column. Illustrated throughout. Oblong 8vo, photo-illustrated card covers with blue spine, white lettering to spine.

John Boileau (b. 1945, Moncton, New Brunswick) long-serving Canadian miliary officer and author.

"The waterfront is the historical core of commercial and naval Halifax. In the past, the waterfront was very animated, with a broad range and intensity of goings-on - a compliment to the thriving commercial and government activities further up the hill. From mid-twentieth century, as ships became larger and handling facilities more sophisticated, major shipping moved southward and northward to container terminals, while the navy moved northward.

Over the same period, Halifax declined as a fishing port because of improved transportation connections to more remote coastal areas and pollution in the harbour, which resulted in declining fish stocks. These factors left the old waterfront to deteriorate, both commercially and physically, until only a handful of users were left scattered over its length.

The waterfront should be a place to work, eat, live, shop, walk, play and relax - a place where office workers spend their lunch hours, where people stroll or attend the theatre and visit museaums, a place where families live and tourists visit. By the 1970s, it was none of these.

In 1976, the Waterfront Development Corporation Limited was created, with responsibilities for the redevelopment of the Halifax, Dartmouth, and - later - Bedford waterfronts to restore the flavour and vigour of an earlier time. In Where the Water Meets the Land, author and historian John Boileau recounts the story of Halifax Harbour and its waterfront from prehistory to the modern day, detailing the rise and decline of this historic area, and its rejuvenation during the least 30 years under the guidance of the Waterfront Development Corporation Limited." - from the rear cover.

Chairman's Letter by Eric Thomson
Introduction : Kjipuktuk.

Chapters :
1. The Great Long Harbour
Harbour Vignettes:
Founding Father [Edward Cornwallis] -
The King's Yard -
A Royal Prince [The Duke of Kent] -
Defending the Great Long Harbour -
Master of the North Atlantic [ Samuel Cunard ];

2. Halifax's Second Century
Harbour Vignettes:
Titanic Tragedy -
Halifax's Horror [on the Halifax Explosion, pp.26-27] -
Imperial Village;

3. Setting the Stage.
Harbour Vignettes:
Spanning the Great Harbour [on the Angus L Macdonald bridge, opened on April 2, 1955] -
Demise of a Community [on Africville, pp.34-35];

4. The Tall Ships Arrive.
Harbour Vignettes:
Preserving Our Maritime Heritage -
North America's Oldest Ferry Service -
The Romance of Sail;

5. New Initiatives.
Harbour Vignettes:
Guardians of the Coast [on the Canadian Coast Guard] -
The Last Corvette [HMCS Sackville];

6. The World on the Waterfront.
Harbour Vignettes:
The World Economic Summit [the Halifax G7 Summit] -
Shotgun Wedding -
Coal by Wire -
Waterfront Festivities.

7. The Tall Ships Return.
Harbour Vignettes:
Canada's Ellis Island [on Pier 21] -
Still More Festivals.

Conclusion : Recent Past, Immediate Future.
Harbour Vignettes:
Storm of the Century [Hurricane Juan] -
The Navy Turns 100 -
Gateway for the Future.
With bibliography.

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Halifax and the Royal Canadian Navy.  pbk., BOILEAU, John Images of our Past series)
115 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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116 BOILEAU, John. Images of our Past). Historic Eastern Passage. First Edition
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2007, ISBN:1551096315 
BOILEAU, John. Historic Eastern Passage. (Halifax): Nimbus Publishing, (2007). First Edition. Illustrated with black and white photos throughout. Pp.[i]-vi,1-186. 8vo, illustrated grey card covers. From the Images of Our Pastseries. John Boileau (b. 1945, Moncton, New Brunswick) long-serving Canadi an miliary officer and author. "Drawing upon powerful images and stories ofthe past, John Boileau takes readers on a journey through the Eastern Passage region, including Imperoyal, Shearwater, South East Passage, Cow Bay, McNab's Island, Lawlor's Island, and Devil's Island. From fortifications and quarantine sites to aviation bases and even to Bill Lynch's amusement ridesand buried treasure, 'Historic Eastern Passage' illuminates the history of the region to the end of the Second World War. Follow Helen Creighton on h er search to record folk music and stories, or learn how the air base played a role in the first flight across the Atlantic. With attention to both the special and everyday events, a full picture of what life was once like inEastern Passage is vividly depicted." - from the rear cover. Chapters: 1. Life in the Passage; 2. Work in the Passage; 3. Defending the Great Harbour: Eastern Passage; 4. Defending the Great Harbour: McNab's Island; 5. Fun Island; 6. Devils and Quarantine; 7. The Tallahassee Incident; 8. Byrd at Baker's Point [Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Byrd, Jr]; 9. Imperial Village; 10. First Lady of Folklore [Helen Creighton]; 11. Home of Naval Aviation.Very good. Due to its relative small size, shipping costs should be cheape r than quoted. 15.00

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117 BOILEAU, John. Images of our Past). Historic Eastern Passage. First Edition, signed.
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2007, ISBN:1551096315 
BOILEAU, John. Historic Eastern Passage. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing,(2007). First Edition. Illustrated with black and white photos throughout. Pp.[i]-vi,1-186. 8vo, illustrated grey card covers. From the Images of Our Past series. John Boileau (b. 1945, Moncton, New Brunswick) long-serving C anadian miliary officer and author. "Drawing upon powerful images and stories ofthe past, John Boileau takes readers on a journey through the Eastern Passage region, including Imperoyal, Shearwater, South East Passage, Cow Bay, McNab's Island, Lawlor's Island, and Devil's Island. From fortificationsand quarantine sites to aviation bases and even to Bill Lynch's amusement rides and buried treasure, 'Historic Eastern Passage' illuminates the history of the region to the end of the Second World War. Follow Helen Creightonon her search to record folk music and stories, or learn how the air base played a role in the first flight across the Atlantic. With attention to both the special and everyday events, a full picture of what life was once like in Eastern Passage is vividly depicted." - from the rear cover. Chapters: 1. Life in the Passage; 2. Work in the Passage; 3. Defending the Great Harbour: Eastern Passage; 4. Defending the Great Harbour: McNab's Island; 5. Fun Island; 6. Devils and Quarantine; 7. The Tallahassee Incident; 8. Byrd at Baker's Point [Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Byrd, Jr]; 9. Imperial Village; 10. First Lady of Folklore [Helen Creighton]; 11. Home of Naval Aviation. Very good. Signed and inscribed by Boileau on the title page. 20.00

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118 BOLDERO, Harry Stuart SPENCE, H.D.M., the Very Rev. (preface) Young Heart of Oak : Memories of Harry Stuart Boldero, Lieutenant, R.N. 2nd ed. blue.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1892, 
BOLDERO, Harry Stuart. A Young Heart of Oak : Memories of Harry Stuart Boldero, Lieutenant, R.N. With a preface by the Very Rev. H.D.M. Spence. L.: Hodder and Stoughton, 1892. Second Edition. Pp. [i]-xv,(1),[1]-360, port. frontis., + 5 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt decoration to front, gilt lettering to front and spine. O'Dea 1031. A biography of thelife of the Scottish-born Lieutenant Boldero, who served aboard the H.M.S. Britannia, Boadicea, Téméraire, Falcon, Pilot, Iron Duke, and Emerald. It was aboard the Emerald, serving as one of the ship's navigators, that Boldero spent considerable time in and around Newfoundland, visiting St. John's several times, and coming down the coast to Halifax on many occasions as well, once being detained due to heavy fog, which coincided with the end of the sealing season, which made Halifax Harbour nearly impassable for severaldays. Newfoundland and Nova Scotia related material is detailed in chapter 11 ("North American Station"), and chapter 13 ("Last Voyage Home"). His tr avels also took him to Malta, Natal, Bermuda, and numerous other ports overhis career. Includes numerous portions of Boldero's personal correspondenc es. Very slightly cocked, some light wear to spine ends, faint discolouration to some parts of the rear outer hinge, short tear to pp. 290-1, gift inscription, else vg. 225.00

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119 BOLDERO, Harry Stuart SPENCE, H.D.M., the Very Rev. (preface) Young Heart of Oak : Memories of Harry Stuart Boldero, Lieutenant, R.N. 2nd ed. maroon.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1892, 
BOLDERO, Harry Stuart. A Young Heart of Oak : Memories of Harry Stuart Boldero, Lieutenant, R.N. With a preface by the Very Rev. H.D.M. Spence. L.: Hodder and Stoughton, 1892. Second Edition. Pp. [i]-xv,(1),[1]-360, port. frontis., + 5 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt decoration to front, gilt lettering to front and spine. O'Dea 1031. A biography of the life of the Scottish-born Lieutenant Boldero, who served aboard the H.M.S. Britannia, Boadicea, Téméraire, Falcon, Pilot, Iron Duke, and Emerald. It was aboard the Emerald, serving as one of the ship's navigators, that Boldero spent considerable time in and around Newfoundland, visiting St. John's several times, and coming down the coast to Halifax on many occasions as well, once being detained due to heavy fog, which coincided with the end ofthe sealing season, which made Halifax Harbour nearly impassable for sever al days. Newfoundland and Nova Scotia related material is detailed in chapter 11 ("North American Station"), and chapter 13 ("Last Voyage Home"). His travels also took him to Malta, Natal, Bermuda, and numerous other ports over his career. Includes numerous portions of Boldero's personal correspondences. Cocked, some wear to extremities, faint teastains to front board, edges spotted, tissue guard opposite frontis. moderately spotted, name, else vg. 200.00

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120 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.

A spending comparison with Argentina and the United States.

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