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1 DOUGLAS, W.A.B, ed MILNER, Marc. KENNEDY, Paul. HUNT, Barry D. RCN in Transition 1910-1985. First Edition in dustjacket.
University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, 1988, ISBN:0774803126 1988 0774803126 / 9780774803120 
DOUGLAS, W.A.B, (ed.). The RCN in Transition 1910-1985. Vancouver : University of British Columbia Press, 1988. First Printing. Pp (4),[v]-xi,(3),[3]-411,(1) + 1 16-page central section of b&w photos. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

"This book is about the life of a navy, from its conception in the nineteenth century to its seventy-fifth birthday in 1985.

Born in the midst of political controversy, the Royal Canadian Navy traces its roots to conflicting British and Canadian interests during the prime ministerships of Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir Wilfrid Laurier, as well as to Anglo-German naval competition in the early years of the twentieth century.

The RCN played a more important role in World War I than has generally been realized and, despite neglect between the wars, rose to a position of some prominence in World War II. Except for a demoralizing period of retrenchment from 1945 to 1949, it then flourished until the early 1960s, before the twin agonies of unification and defence cutbacks began to influence its development.

Total unification of the navy with the army and air force has been a unique Canadian experience. How Canada weathered the transition from RCN to “Marine Command” is illuminated by the discussions in this book." - from the dj.

Contents include:
"The Canadian Navy in the Modern World" by W.A.B. Douglas;
1. "Naval Mastery: The Canadian Context" by Paul Kennedy;
2. "Strategy and Maritime Law: 'Free Seas' and the Canadian Navy" by Barry D. Hunt;
3. "Historical Strategy and its Uses in Large and Small Navies" by Donald M. Schurman;
4. "MARCOM Education: Is It a Break with Tradition?" by Richard A. Preston;
5. "The End of the Pax Britannica and the Origins of the Royal Canadian Navy: Shifting Strategic Demands of an Empire at Sea" by Barry Morton Gough;
6. "Hard Luck Flotilla: The RCN's Atlantic Coast Patrol, 1914-18" by Roger Sarty;
7. "Inshore ASW in the Second World War: The U-Boat Experience" by Michael L. Hadley;
8. "Inshore ASW: The Canadian Experience in Home Waters" by Marc Milner;
9. "Canada and the Wolf Packs, September 1943" by Jurgen Rohwer and W.A.B. Douglas;
10. "The St Laurent Decision: Genesis of a Canadian Fleet" by S. Mathwin Davis;
11. "Canada and the Cold War at Sea, 1945-68" by Joel J. Sokolsky;
12. "International Naval Co-operation and Admiral Richard G. Colbert: The Intertwining of a Career with an Idea" by John B. Hattendorf;
13. "Economic Considerations in the Development of the Canadian Navy since 1945" by Dan W. Middlemiss;
14. "Canadian Naval Responsibilities in the Arctic" by Harriet Critchley;
15. "Ships: Managing the Need" by J.M. Treddenick and C.G. Galigan;
16. "Canada and Maritime Defence: Past Problems, Future Challenges" by R.B. Byers;
17. "The Future of Naval Warfare" by G.R. Lindsey.
With notes and index.

Very good in in nicked dustjacket. 25.00

Price: 25.00 CDN
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