Canadians formed the only all-volunteer overseas army of any of the major invading forces. They quickly commanded respect among senior Allied planners and on D-Day they were assigned Juno Beach. From the beach at Bernieres-sur-Mer to Falaise, and up the coast to the channel ports to the Scheldt, Nijmegen, the Rhineland, and ultimately near war's end into heavily defended Holland where the Dutch population faced starvation, these volunteers pushed forward relentlessly, usually in small sections, a point man in front, covering each other. This is the story from the regiment members themselves
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.
The courageous, historic story of a great fighting ship of the Second World War.
White Ensign Flying tells the story of HMCS Trentonian, a Canadian corvette that fought U-Boats in the Second World War. Trentonian escorted convoys on the North Atlantic and through the deadly waters near England and France. The ship was attacked by the Americans in a friendly-fire incident during Operation Neptune and later earned the dubious distinction of being the last corvette sunk by the enemy.
Litwiller has interviewed many of the men who served in Trentonian and collected their stories. Their unique personal perspectives are combined with the official record of the ship, giving an intimate insight into the life of a sailor ? from the tedium of daily life in a ship at sea to the terror of fighting for your life in a sinking ship.
Over one hundred photos from the private collections of the crew and military archives bring the story of Trentonian to life, illustrating this testament to the ship and the men who served in it.