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1 TENNYSON, Brian Douglas Canada's Great War, 1914-1918 : How Canada Helped Save the British Empire and Became a North American Nation. First Edition
Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham / Boulder / New York / London, 2015, ISBN:9780810888593 
TENNYSON, Brian Douglas. Canada's Great War, 1914-1918 : How Canada Helped Save the British Empire and Became a North American Nation. Lanham / Boulder / New York / London : Rowman & Littlefield, (2915). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xv,(1),1-233,(1),+ 8 pp plates. 8vo, illustrated red and grey paper-covered boards (hardcover), lettered in red and black. "Canada's Great War, 1914-1918: How Canada Helped Save the British Empire and Became a North American Nation describes the major role Canada played in assisting the BritishEmpire in winning the greatest war in history - which surprisingly resulte d in Canada's closer integration not with the British Empire but with its continental neighbor, the United States. When Great Britain declared war against Germany and Austria-Hungary in August 1914, Canada was automatically committed because of its status as a dominion in the British Empire. Despitenot having a say in the matter, most Canadians enthusiastically embraced t he war effort in order to defend the Empire and its values. In Canada's Great War, 1914-1918, historian Brian Douglas Tennyson argues that Canada's participation in the war weakened its relationship with Great Britain by stimulating a greater sense of Canadian identity and brought it much closer to the United States, especially after the latter entered the war. The wartimecooperation of the two nations strengthened a relationship that had been d elicate and often strained over the course of the nineteenth century. Cooperation in turn led to the further integration of their economies and the greater acceptance in Canada of American cultural products such as books, magazines, radio broadcastis, and movies, all symbolized by the astonishing American response to the Halifax explosion in December 1917. By the end of the war, Canadians were emerging as a North American people, no longer fearing close ties to the United States even as they maintained their connection to the British Commonwealth. Canada's Great War, 1914-1918 will interest not only Canadians unaware of how greatly their nation's participation in World War I reshaped its relationship with Great Britain and the United States, but also Americans unacquainted with the magnitude of Canada's involvement in the war and how that contribution drew the two nations closer together." (from the dj). Contents : Introduction. 1. The Summer of 1914. 2. Between Mother England and Uncle Sam. 3. Answering the Call. 4. Preparing for War. 5. Discovering Modern Warfare. 6. Building the Corps. 7. Shock Troops of the Empire. 8. The Home Front. 9. Conscription. 10. Demanding a Voice. 11. Partners in a Common Cause. 12. The War at Sea (pp.131-141). 13. The War inthe Air (pp.143-154). 14. Canada's Hundred Days. 15. The New Reality. 16. North American Nation. Afterword. Notes; Select Bibliography; Index. Very good. 65.00

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2 TENNYSON, Brian Douglas. Canadian Relations with South Africa : A Diplomatic History.
University Press of America, Washington, D.C., 1982, ISBN:0819126330 
TENNYSON, Brian Douglas. Canadian Relations with South Africa : A Diplomatic History. (Washington, D.C.) : University Press of America, (1982). Pp [i]-xvi,1-238,(2). Index. 8vo, white card covers. Contents : 1. First Encounter: The Boer War, 1899-1902. 2. The Special Relationship, 1902-1911. 3. Wartime Cooperation, 1914-1919. 4. The Pursuit of Autonomy, 1919-1939. 5. End of an Era, 1939-1948. 6. Divergent Paths, 1948-1960. 7. “Good Riddance of Bad Company”, 1960-1961. Brian Douglas Tennyson. then Associate Professor of History at the College of Cape Breton in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Very good. Signed with inscription by the author. 25.00

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3 CLEMENTS, Robert N. TENNYSON, Brian Douglas, (ed.) Merry Hell : The Story of the 25th Battalion (Nova Scotia Regiment), Canadian Expeditionary Force 1914-1919. First Edition in dustjacket
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2013, ISBN:9781442644960 2013 1442644966 / 9781442644960 
CLEMENTS, Robert N. , Captain, M.C. Merry Hell : The Story of the 25th Battalion (Nova Scotia Regiment), Canadian Expeditionary Force 1914-1919. Edited by Brian Douglas Tennyson. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, (2013). First Edition. Pp (6),[vii]-xxiii,(3),[3]-265,(7). 8vo, black cloth, giltlettering to spine.

Robert Clements (b. May 12, 1894 Yarmouth).

"Merry Hell is the only complete history of the 25th Canadian infantry battalion, which was recruited in the autumn and winter of 1914–15 and served overseas from spring 1915 until spring 1919. Author Robert N Clements, who served in the battalion throughout that period and rose from private to captain, wrotethe story many years after the war, based on his personal memories and exp eriences. As such, his story reflects two unique perspectives on Canadian military history – the remarkably fresh recollections and anecdotes of a veteran, and the outlook of a man eager to share what his generation contributed to the nation’s history, character, and identity.

Professional military historian Brian Douglas Tennyson buttresses Clements’s story with a valuable critical apparatus, including an analytical introduction that contextualizes the history and notes that explain unfamiliar points and people. Merry Hell is a captivating tale for those who enjoy stories of war and battle, and one that will entertain readers with Clements’s richly colourful anecdotes and witty poems, none of which have been published before." - from dj flap.

Chapters :
1. In the Beginning;
2. Growing Pains;
3. Oh What a Lovely War;
4. Under Way at Last;
5. Summer Days;
6. Away to the Races;
7. Phooie - Il pluie;
8. What Next?;
9. Waiting Time;
10. Dear Old Blighty: Diary of a Leave to England, January 1916;
11. You Can Have It;
12. In the Good Old Summer Time;
13. Notes from the Observers;
14. The Birth of Battalion Canteen;
15. Why???;
16. The Corps Comes of Age;
17. In Again Out Again;
18. Dirty Jobs;
19. Cleaning Up;
20. The Last Hundred Days;
21. The Long Road Home.
Appendix: Nominal Roll of Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men of the the 25th Battalion (pp.227-255).
With reading list and index.

Very good in dustjacket. 35.00

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