HARBRON, John D.
Title: Longest Battle : The Royal Canadian Navy in the Atlantic 1939-1945. First Edition in dustjacket
Publisher:  Vanwell Publishing Limited, St. Catherines, 1993, ISBN:1551250020
Seller ID: 9840
HARBRON, John D. The Longest Battle : The Royal Canadian Navy in the Atlantic 1939-1945. St. Catherines : Vanwell Publishing Limited, (1993). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-ix,(1),11-132. Illustrated. 4to, grey cloth, silver lettering to spine. "John Harbron helps us remember that Canada's wartime production of hundreds of ships for the navy and thousands of aircraft for both the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force, in addition to training tens of thousands of young men and women in skills they would later applyto postwar careers, was the root of the Canadian industrial democracy of o ur own era. If the spirit of Canadian nationalism was born in the World WarOne trenches of Flanders and France, then it was reborn during World War T wo in the wartime mess decks of the Royal Canadian Navy. In September 1939 the tiny Canadian Navy went to war as a pliant auxiliary of the Royal Navy.In May 1945, it emerged at the peace as a full-blown, confident Canadian N ational institution in which Canadians had been drawn together in a common cause. In our navy, a Canadian creature of the twentieth century, founded in 1910, bloodied in two world wars and the Korean conflict of 1950-1953 andwith recent service in the United Nations' military coalition in the Gulf War, the spirit remains of the men and women who fought the Battle of the Atlantic and built the hundreds of Canadian ships that helped win it." - from the dj. Contents: 1. The Navy That Went to War; 2. The Miracle on Land: Building the Ships; 3. Ocean Killing Grounds: The Convoys; 4. Two Canadian Navy Families in the War; 5. The Wrens, God Bless 'Em; 6. The U-Boats and Their Crews: Bravery and Fatalism; 7. Winding Down and Going Home; 8. LookingBack on Wartime Friendships. Very good in unclipped dj. 25.00