Canada's Glory : Battles That Forged a Nation.. First Edition in dustjacket

By: BISHOP, Arthur

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BISHOP, Arthur. Canada's Glory : Battles That Forged a Nation. Foreword by Hon. Hartland de M. Molson. Toronto : McGraw-Hill Ryerson, (1996). First Printing. Pp (6),vii-xxvi,1-309,(1) + 16-page central section of photos and other illustrations. Maps. 8vo, brown paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. William Arthur Bishop (b. June 13, 1923. London, England - d. February 14, 2013, Toronto) Canadian writer of military history, RCAF fighter pilot during WW2, and son of Billy Bishop. "In Canada's Glory, Arthur Bishoponce again brings Canadian history to life through his powerful narrative style. Here are the battles that forged a nation, from the climax of the British-French struggle for Canada on the Plains of Abraham in 1750 to the end of the Korean War in 1953. Although the outcomes of the battles may differ - some triumphantly won, others tragically lost - they all further defined Canada. Spanning over 200 years of Canadian history and over 30 major battles, Canada's Glory includes: The War of 1812, when Upper Canada and LowerCanada united to defeat the American threat, giving Canadians a true sense of nationalism for the first time; The Boer War in South Africa, from 1899 to 1902 where Canadian troops first fought and won overseas; World War I a nd its grim trench warfare, including the Battle of Vimy Ridge - a classic in terms of planning and strategy - described in unforgettable detail; World War II, with its triumphs and tragedies: Hong Kong, Dieppe, D-Day, and the Battle of Normandy. Arthur Bishop's detailed research and colourful narrative brings the personalities of war to life and imbues each battle with the drama and emotions that makes it memorable." - from the dj. Contents: Foreword by Hartland de M. Molson; 1. Warring with the Indians; 2. The Fall ofQuebec; 3. The Defeat of Detroit; 4. Queenston Heights - A Battle Won - A General Lost; 5. Les Voltigeurs en Victoire; 6. Bloody Sunday and Majuba Day; 7. An Event Unprecedented in This War; 8. Disinfection; 9. The Byng Boys; 10. The Duck's Walk; 11. The March to Mons; 12. Unrepaid Sacrifice; 13. The Nine Bloodiest Hours [Dieppe]; 14. The Death Frenzy [Ortona]; 15. The Normandy Conquest; 16. The Miracle of the West; 17. Omega. With a bibliography and index. Maps : Plains of Abraham 1759, Queenston Heights 1812, Boer War 1899-1902, Operations - Canadian Army Corps 1918, Hong Kong 1941, Dieppe 1942, Ortona 1943, Normandy 1944, Antwerp 1944, Korea 1953. Very good in dustjacket. 22.00

Title: Canada's Glory : Battles That Forged a Nation.. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: BISHOP, Arthur

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Publisher: Toronto, 1996, ISBN:0075528096:

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