No-one interested in the history of Canadian military aviation will want to miss this 3-volume series from Larry Milberry!
Volume 2 completes 1939-45. Ch.1 & 2 cover night fighters, intruders & medium bombers. Much on Canadians on Defiants, Beaufighters & Mosquitos, the former a period of frustration, the latter of success. Many personal stories end happily, but sad times also fill the pages. Ch.3 deals with Bomber Command, beginning with Canadians on RAF squadrons, then moves to the first RCAF squadrons on Hampdens & Wellingtons. With some 70,000 words, Ch.3 says much of the bombing campaign. If CAFWP has a brutal chapter, this is it -- some 10,000 young Canadians die on bombers. Chief data sources are the official 6 Group records + diaries, logs & albums of the men who were there. Ch.4 studies Coastal Command on Beaufighters, Liberators, Sunderlands, etc. 60,000 words of new coverage and photos. While RCAF at War revealed new material on the Hornell VC, more is added here. Special coverage of 422 & 423 Sqns (Sunderlands) is not to be missed, nor are the excerpts from combat reports. Air transport is the theme of Ch.5, with more of Norseman, Dakota, Fortress, etc.
Canada has produced some outstanding military leaders in every field of endeavour---in the air, on the land, and at sea. Arthur Bishop once again brings Canadian history to life. As more and more Canadians examine what's gone wrong with the military, Bishop takes a look at an inspiring selection of Canada's finest and noblest military leaders from 1812 to the present day. In Bishop's trademark colourful, narrative style, fifteen leaders are covered in detail from their personal history through their accomplishments on and off the battlefield. Journey into Canada's history as Salute! takes you into battle with such leaders as Isaac Brock, Tecumseh, Arthur Currie, Guy Simonds, John Rockingham, Wilf Curtis, and Jacques Dextraze. See how their outstanding leadership shaped Canada from the War of 1812 to the present. As Canada's Armed Forces struggle out from under the shame of hazings, Somalia, and the subsequent coverups, it is time to look at the great military leaders who led Canada to battle and glory, to learn from them, to be proud of them, to salute them.
Arthur Bishop was a WWII pilot and is the son of legendary WWI flying ace Billy Bishop. His most recent book was Canada's Glory: Battles That Forged a Nation.of effective teamwork in her popular user- friendly, anecdotal style.