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Author Name:    TANSLEY, Donald D.

Title:   Growing Up and Going to War 1925-1945. First Edition

Publisher:    Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies, Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, 2005, ISBN:0968875092 

Seller ID:   112731

TANSLEY, Donald D. Growing Up and Going to War 1925-1945. Waterloo, Ontario: "Published by The Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies, Wilfred Laurier University", 2005. First Edition. Pp (4),i-vii,(1),[1]-116,(2). With 27 b&w photos. Map and diagram in text. 8vo, illustratedblue card covers (with Alec Colville painting "Infantry near Nijmegen" on front), lettered in pale blue. Contents : Preface. 1. An Unremarkable Beginning. 2. I Become Private Tansley L-105976. 3. I Become a Gunner. 4. There'll Always Be An England. 5. The War Becomes Real. 6. The Drive to the Rhine. 7. The Long, Slow End. 8. When Are We Going Home? Organization of an Infantry Battalion [a diagram]. "Born in Regina on May 19, 1925, Tansley servedoverseas with the Regina Rifle Regiment. He joined the provincial governme ntís Budget Bureau in 1950 after graduating in arts and commerce from the University of Saskatchewan. He worked in the Treasury until 1960, and was then appointed executive director of the Government Finance Office. Two yearslater, he became Chair of the Saskatchewan Medical Care Insurance Commissi on, the body charged with implementing medicare. In 1964, Tansley was hiredby Premier Louis Robichaud of New Brunswick to become his Deputy Minister of Finance and Industry and to advise on the modernization of his government. In 1968, he accepted the position of Vice-President of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in Ottawa. From 1973 to 1975 he studiedthe International Red Cross, producing a far-sighted and prescient report on its future role in the world. Tansley was later appointed Administrator of the Anti-Inflation Act and Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. Tansley was notable for his great organizational skills and his ability to workin highly difficult circumstances. In 1999, he received the Order of Canad a as well as the Henry Dunant Medal, the highest award conferred by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent. He was also made a Companion of the Order of the Canadian Red Cross. In 2005, Tansley published Growing Up and Going to War, in which he chronicled his service as a young soldier with the Regina Rifles. Donald Tansley passed away on July 19, 2007." (Gregory P. Marchildon). Very good. 25.00


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