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DOUGLAS, W.A.B., Roger SARTY, and Michael WHITBY. No Higher Purpose : The Official Operational History of the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War, 1939-1943, Volume II, Part I . With Robert H. Caldwell, William Johnston, and William G.P. Rawling. St Catherine's, Ontario : Vanwell Publishing Limited, (2002). First Edition. Pp. (6),vii-xix,(3),23-664. Illustrated throughout. Map endpapers. Large 8vo (185 x 242 mm), black cloth, with gilt lettering to spine.
William Alexander Binny Douglas, b. June 4, 1929, Rhodesia; evacuated to Canada during the Blitz.
Roger Flynn Sarty (b. September 27, 1952, Halifax, Nova Scotia).
Michael Jeffrey Whitby, (b. 1954).
"In April 1943, the Royal Canadian Navy assumed responsibility for Canadian Northwest Atlantic Command, the only operational area to be run by a Canadian Commander-in-Chief during the Second World War. 'No Higher Purpose', Part I of the Official Operational History of the RCN in the Second World War, describes the RCN's long, challenging journey from the outbreak of the war in September 1939 to the momentous events of Spring 1943.
Based upon extensive research in Canadian, British, American and German archives, 'No Higher Purpose' describes the mobilization of the naval service during the first half of the war, measures its response to the demanding, ever-changing strategic situations that confronted the Allies, and analyses the service of our ships and sailors on the North Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean seas as well as the defence of Canadian waters. With the main focus on the Battle of the Atlantic, this important and well-illustrated history demonstrates how Canadian naval forces proved indispensable to victory in the most critical campaign of the Second World War." - from the dustjacket.
Part I: Evolving a Role:
1. Planning, Mobilization and War, September 1939 to May 1940.
2. Responding to the New Challenge, May to December 1940;
3. The RCN and the Anglo-American Alliance, January to July 1941.
4. Implementing Anglo-American Convoy Agreements I, July to October 1941.
5. Implementing the Convoy Agreements II, October to December 1941.
Part II: Crisis and Response:
6. The Pacific Coast and Alaska, December 1941 to July 1943.
7. Paukenschalg and the Caribbean, January 1942 to August 1942.
8. The Battle of the St. Lawrence, February 1942 to December 1943.
9. North Atlantic Convoy Operations I, July to September 1942.
10. North Atlantic Convoy Operations II, October to December 1942.
11. The Creation of Canadian North-West Atlantic Command.
With appendices and index.
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Title: No Higher Purpose : The Official Operational History of the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War, 1939-1943, Volume II, Part I. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: St. Catherine's, Ontario, Vanwell Publishing: 2002
ISBN Number: 1551250616
ISBN Number 13: 9781551250618
Item: 1.00 Item
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