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STANLEY, George F.G. Canada's Soldiers : The Military History of an Unmilitary People. In collaboration with Harold M. Jackson. Revised Edition. Maps by C.C.J. Bond. Toronto : Macmillan of Canada, 1960. Revised Edition. Pp. (14),1-449,(1),+ 16 pp. photos. 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to spine.
Perkins, 'Regiments : Regiments and Corps of the British Empire and Commonwealth 1758 – 1993 : A Critical Bibliography' p.84; Whiteman 'Bibliography of Macmillan of Canada Imprints' 1506, O'Dea 3077.
Colonel George Francis Gillman Stanley, CC, CD, KStJ, DPhil, DLitt, FRSC, FRHistS, FRHSC (hon.) (b. July 6, 1907, Calgary, Alberta – d. September 13, 2002, Sackville, New Brunswick) was a Canadian historian.
Newfoundland references in the index.
"Despite the fact that Candians are essentially an unmilitary people, they have been compelled by circumstance to participate in warfare from the days of the early French settlers. George Stanley is the first Canadian historian to gather a record and an analysis of Canada's three and a half centuries of military action into a single comprehensive volume.
'Canada's Soldiers' follows the development of Canada's military tradition and military organization from the days of marauding INdians to the war in Korea. For the general reader, the student, the teacher, and the slldier, it traces the relation of defence to politics, the transition from universal compulsory service to the volunteer system, and the gradual development of Canadian control over the military forces and the military policy of Canada. it includes accurate accounts of the early struggles with the Iroquois, the fall of Quebec, Canadian participation in the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Rebellions of 1837-38, the Fenian Raids, the Red River Rising, the North-West Rebellion, the South African War, the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War.
A feature of this revised edition is greatly expanded sections on the First and Second World Wars and on the operations in Korea. There are also incorporated throughout the book a number of changes in the light of material which has appeared since 1954 when the first edition was published. Three maps have been added to make a total of twenty-five ; there is a sixteen-page illustration section which appears for the first time." - from the dustjacket.
1. The Local Forces of Canada, 1605-1660;
2. The Carignan-Salières Regiment, 1665-1668;
3. The Organization and Administration of Canada's Earlv Defence Forces, 1669-1763;
4. The Emergence of the Threat from the South, 1673-1713;
5. The Defence of Canada, 1713-1753;
6. The Struggle for Canada, 1753-1758;
7. The Capitulation of Canada, 1759-1760;
8. Canada and the American Revolutionary War, 1760-1783 ;
9. The Defences of British North America, 1783-1812;
10. The War for Survival, 1812-1814;
11. The Fortification of Canada's Frontier, 1818-1856;
12. Rebellions in the Canadas, 1837-1838;
13. The Beginning of the Volunteer System in Canada, 1840-1867;
14. The Militia of Confederated Canada, 1867-1885;
15. Command and Organization, 1867-1898;
16. Canadian or Imperial Defence? 1885-1901;
17. The Growth of a Citizen Army, 1895-1914;
18. The Great War, 1914-1919;
19. Between Two Wars, 1919-1939;
20. The War, 1939-1945;
21. The Post-War Years, 1945-1960.
Appendix : Military Rifles used in Canada.
With bibliography and index.
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Title: Canada's Soldiers : The Military History of an Unmilitary People. Revised Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Macmillan, Toronto, 1960,: 1960
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