A Military History of Canada: From Champlain to the Gulf War
Is Canada really "a peaceable kingdom" with "an unmilitary people"? Desmond Morton says no. This is a country that has been shaped, divided, and transformed by war -- there is no greater influence in Canadian history, recent or remote. Through the Cold War, the Gulf War, and after, Canadians had to make difficult decisions about defence and foreign policy, and these events have shaped the country, developing our industries, changing the role of women, realigning our political factions, and changing Canada’s status in the world.
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Across the Reef: The Amphibious Tracked Vehicle at War
Look at the role of amphibious vehicles in landing U.S. forces on the beaches of Japanese-held islands during World War II.
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AIRCOM: Canada’s Air Force
AIRCOM is a visual feast that shows all the aircraft operated by Air Command. It also focuses upon the people who make the air force work, and on their many bases. A special section deals with Canada's Hornets in the Persian Gulf War.
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American Air Power: The First 75 Years
A thoroughly engrossing and exceptionally well-written account of American military aviation from the delivery of the first military craft by the Wright brothers in 1909, right up to the present. All the dimensions of America's air involvement are explored in depth, the technological, strategic, tactical, and political considerations that have shaped our nation's air defence policies and practices, the aircraft, the airmen, and the decision makers, the stories behind the headlines, how aviation developed in the Army, Navy, Marines, and finally in a separate Air Force, it's all here, generously illustrated with dozens of photos from military and private archives!
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Assault Vests
A book detailing the development of the British and Canadian Assault Vests .
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B-52 Stratofortress: The Complete History of the World’s Longest Serving and Best Known Bomber
The B-52 is the longest serving and most versatile of the United States Air Force's combat aircraft. The Stratofortress entered active service in 1955 and is scheduled to continue as part of the air force's inventory through 2040. The jet-powered bomber was a mainstay of America's Cold War nuclear-deterrent strategy, providing air power that balanced the land and sea military forces. The massive plane also served as the launch platform for the experimental X-15 hypersonic rocket aircraft. Due to its versatility as an aircraft, the B-52 has seen combat service in all of America's military conflicts since it came on active duty: Vietnam, the first and second Gulf wars, and the War in Afghanistan. B-52 Stratofortress also covers every aspect of the aircraft's development, manufacture, and modification. These technical details set the stage for its military service, starting with its role as a nuclear bomber in the Cold War even though only conventional weapons have been used during its combat duty. The airplane's service in key campaigns in Vietnam is covered, followed by the quieter years after it. The B-52 returned to prominence in the Gulf Wars and Afghanistan, taking part in massive bombing campaigns in both conflicts. Finally, the book ends with the constant upgrades that will keep the B-52 an integral part of U.S. airpower for decades to come.
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Beyond the Wild Blue: A History of the U.S. Air Force: 1947-1997
Beyond the Wild Blue is a fascinating look at fifty turbulent years of Air Force history. From the prop-driven armada of World War II to the most advanced Stealth weaponry, from pioneers like General Henry "Hap" Arnold to glorious conquests in the Gulf War, Beyond the Wild Blue is a high-flying study of the triumphs (and failures) of leadership and technology.
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Boeing B-17 and B-29 Fortress and Superfortress Portfolio
One of a series comprising technical descriptions - cutaway drawings - genealogy - combat and operational records from contemporary articles from Flight, The Aeroplane and Aircraft Production, with modern material from Aeorplane Monthly.
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Bombing Iron: Airworthy Bombers of WW2 and Korea
This is a photographic history of American bomber aircraft of World War II and Korea. Contents cover: Medium cool Bomber moderne Heavyweight champions Psuedo-bombers Avengers Skyraiders
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Canadian Vehicles in Korea
For the first time a book dedicated to the soft-skin and armoured vehicles used by the Canadian Army in this seldom studied conflict. Supported by a comprehensive text that provides an overview of the acquisition, use and disposal of Canadian, US and British vehicles used in training at Fort Lewis and in combat (and combat support) in Korea. Based on official photos, supplemented by photographs from private collections, the vehicles are arranged in a logical and chronological sequence. As an added bonus, the author has provided War Establishment graphics for every unit, Arm of Service numbers, graphics for each unit showing vehicle names and more. This book will become the definitive work on the topic and will be of interest to vehicle historians and hobbyists.
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Courage on the Battlefield (Volume II): Canada’s Military Heritage
Courage in the battlefield is the second title in a three volume set of selected Canadian war heroes as compiled by Arthur Bishop. These exciting narratives bring to life the gallant and self-sacrificing stories of those who fought first on Canadian soil in the War of 1812, in the Crimea, the Indian Mutiny, the Boer war and in World wars I and II and in Korea.
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Defending the Dominion: Canadian Military Rifles 1855-1955
The author has researched the use, acquisition and disposal of every known purchase of long-arms by the Canadian Militia between 1855 and 1955. The dates were chosen as the logical commencement of Canada’s Militia, due in large part to the Militia Act of that year, while the end date brings to a close the general issue and use of the Lee-Enfield No.4 rifle. This 100-year period is unsurpassed for the design and invention of rifles. The book contains 13 appendices, a bibliography and end-notes. This is a ‘must have’ addition for any firearms enthusiasts’ bookshelf.
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Engines of War: How Wars Were Won & Lost on the Railways
The birth of the railway in the early 1830's revolutionized the way the world waged war. From armored engines with swiveling guns, to the practice of track sabotage, to the construction of tracks that crossed frozen Siberian lakes, the "iron road" facilitated conflict on a scale that was previously unimaginable. It not only made armies more mobile, but widened fighting fronts and increased the power and scale of available weaponry; a deadly combination. In Engines of War, Christian Wolmar examines all the engagements in which the railway played a part: the Crimean War; the American Civil War; both world wars; the Korean War; and the Cold War, with its mysterious missile trains; and illustrates how the railway became a deadly weapon exploited by governments across the world.
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F-86 Sabre: Rebuilding & Flying the North American F-86 in the 1990’s
The North American F-86 Sabre was a post-war jet fighter that entered service with the United States Air Force in 1949 and was retired from active duty by Bolivia in 1994. What is even more exciting is the mount of activity surrounding the rebuilding of the type as a war bird worldwide. There are literally tons of spares, and a significant number of airframes in a varying conditions and a growing number of companies offering Sabre Jet related services. The myths surrounding the Sacramento accident does nothing to enhance the image of the Sabre jet but those myths are cleared up here. Here are some of the article features. Flying the F-86A and CAC Sabre, Sabre Aerobatic Team. Rebuilding the NAA FJ-4B Fury. China Lake the Sabre's last stand. Fort Wayne's Saber Five. Airworthy & Project Sabers listing History of the F-86A G-SABR/48-178. Rebuilding and F-86H. CAC Sabres today. Surviving Sabre airframes worldwide. Exclusive F-86A Cutaway.
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F-86 Sabre: The Operational Record
In this book, Robert Jackson charts the operational career of the F-86, from its inception through the embattled skies of Korea to its role as NATO's guardian and after, when it became the fighter workhorse of many Third World nations.
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Fighter (Military Missions)
This highly informative and beautifully illustrated volume presents you not only with an overview of a century of powered flight and the key technical developments, but also with an explanation of fundamental aerodynamic principles. Setting events in their historical context, it examines each of the most important fighters in turn and tells of the individuals whose ingenuity and courage gave military aviation its extraordinary momentum.
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Frank Wootton: 50 Years of Aviation Art
This magnificent volume celebrates Frank Wootton's career as an aviation artist. He traveled the world as an official war artist to the Royal Air Force for much of WWII. In 1944, he joined the Allied forces and painted the events and aircraft around him as he moved with the troops through newly liberated France and into Belgium He was then moved to Southeast Asia where he saw out the end of the war in Japan. This collection encompasses the range of Wootton's aviation art, from those early intense years right through to the present day -- including his impressions of the Concorde and modern high-tech fighter planes.
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Gunfighters: Airworthy Fighter Airplanes of WW2 and Korea
This is a photographic history of American fighter aircraft of World War II and Korea. Contents cover: Top gun Big beautiful jugs Hellcats and Corsairs Hawk wings P-38s and more hit singles Jet aircraft
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Hands to Flying Stations: A Recollective History of Canadian Naval Aviation 1945-1954 (Volume 1)
In the first ten years, fifty eight young men of all ranks died, serving in the cause of Canadian Naval Aviation. Volume One of HANDS TO FLYING STATIONS describes for the first time those early days, and is the story as told by those who were there.
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Hands to Flying Stations: A Recollective History of Canadian Naval Aviation 1955-1969 (Volume 2)
As told by those who were there, this is the story of the early years of Canadian Naval Aviation.
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Hawker Aircraft Since 1920
This book, by one of the most distinguished writers on military aviation, was originally published in 1961 and updated in 1971. An outstanding work when first published, it is now of even greater value, the author having made a complete revision as well as expanding and updating the sections on the later aircraft such as the Hunter and Harrier, and adding new chapters on the Sea Harrier, the Harrier G.R.5, and the joint Anglo-American Harrier. These and other Hawker products are described in great detail and illustrated by photographs and drawings.
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HMCS Haida: Battle Ensign Flying
This is the story of Canada's greatest destroyer, the aggressive and hard-hitting Haida. She is Canada's most decorated warship, winning honours in the Arctic, English Channel, Normandy, Bay of Biscay, and Korea. Her first commander, the late Harry DeWolf, is Canada's most famous naval hero. Since her decommissioning in 1963, Haida, the last of the feisty Tribals, has been preserved as a national naval memorial. HMCS Haida's story is an account of sharp-end war; of Canada's naval experience in Murmansk convoys and British Home Fleet protection; in English Channel operations, when Canadian and British naval units swept the German naval ensign from the seas; in the destruction of a U-boat, and in the liberation of Trondheim, Normay. Haida was always in on the action. She sank more enemy military tonnage than any other Canadian vessel.Haida's finest days were during the intense naval operations leading up to D-Day. With her sisters Huron and Iroquois and the ill-fated Athabaskan, with British and Polish men of war, she engaged German destroyers, torpedo boats, minesweepers and others and never lost. She vigorously carried the war to the enemy at great risk. Her postwar career including two tours in the Korean theater displays the same brave purpose in her officers and men, trained professionals and dedicated sailors. Barry Gough has written a new chapter in Canadian naval annals, showing that the best equipment brings forth the best results when good fortune and superb seamanship and weapons handling are matched in equal measure Haida's illustrious story.
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