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Author Name:    COOMBS, Howard G., (ed.)

Title:   Insubordinate and the Noncompliant : Case Studies of Canadian Mutiny and Disobedience, 1920 to Present

Publisher:    Canadian Defence Academy Press / The Dundurn Group, Kingston / Toronto, 2009, ISBN:1550027646 

Seller ID:   101027

COOMBS, Howard G., (ed.). The Insubordinate and the Noncompliant : Case Studies of Canadian Mutiny and Disobedience, 1920 to Present. Kingston : Canadian Defence Academy Press / Toronto: The Dundurn Group, (2007). First Printing. Pp (8),[9]-448. Illustrated. Index. 8vo, illustrated white card covers. "Military leadership has both formal and informal dimensions. The formalleadership of any organization must ensure that it minimizes the divergenc e between institutional aims and the actions of informal leaders. When thisseparation occurs, the result is sometimes mutiny. These incidents of insu bordination and noncompliance represent a form of dialogue between militarypersonnel and their leadership. The Insubordinate and the Noncompliant off ers a perspective on the Canadian experience with military mutiny in the twentieth century in an effort to provide relevant lessons for today." - rearcover. Contents : Foreword (by Major-General P.R. Hussey); Preface (by Col onel Bernd Horn); cknowledgements (by Howard G. Coombs); Introduction (by Howard G. Coombs); 1. Good Men Pushed Too Far? The First Canadian Parachute Battalion Hunger Strike, 20-23 October 1944 (by Bernd Horn); 2. The Revolt of the Canadian Generals, 1944: The Case for the Prosecution (by Richard J.Walker); 3. Leadership and Lack of Moral Fibre in Bomber Command, 1939-194 5: Lessons for Today and Tomorrow (by Allan English); 4. Errant Aircrew: A Case for "Grey" Insubordination in No. 6 Group (Royal Canadian Air Force), Bomber Command in 1943 (by David Bercuson); 5. Murder by Spitfire? Probing for Mutiny and Indiscipline in Canada's Second World War Air Force (by DeanC. Black); 6. After the Emergency: Demobilization Strikes, Political State ments, and the Moral Economy in Canada's Air Forces, 1919-1946 (by Rachel Lea Heide); 7. Matelots, Martinets, and Mutineers: The Mutiny in HMCS Iroquois, 19 July 1943 (by Michael Whitby); 8. Protestors or Traitors? Investigating Cases of Crew Sabotage in the Royal Canadian Navy, 1942-1945 (by Richard O. Mayne); 9. The V-E Day Riots in Halifax, 7-8 May 1945 (by Robert H. Caldwell); 10. The Post-War "Incidents" in the Royal Canadian Navy, 1949 (by Richard H. Gimblett); 11. The Storm over Unification of the Armed Forces: ACrisis of Canadian Civil-Military Relations (by Daniel P. Gosselin); 12. T he Air Force and Flight Safety: A Culture of Tolerated Disobedience? (by Randall Wakelam): 13. When Orders Conflict: A Perspective from the Board of Inquiry - Croatia (by Gordon Sharpe); 14. What Did You Expect? An Examination of Disobedience in the Former Canadian Airborne Regiment, 1968-1995 (by Bernd Horn); Appendix : Complete Table of Pre-Unification and Post-Unification Ranks of All Services; Glossary. Very good. 20.00


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