Fighting for Canada: Seven Battles, 1758-1945

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Robin Brass Studio, 2000 - History - 446 pages
"Military history as it should be written sound in reasoning, precise in detail and firmly placed within the relevant political, military and social contexts. It incorporates the testimony of private and general and does not shirk, where necessary, from passing judgement or according praise". The battles: Ticonderoga, 1758. The French defeat the English; Queenston Heights, 1812. Brock defeats an American invasion; Ridgeway, 1866. Fenians invade the Niagara; Leliefontein, 1900. Gallant rearguard action in the Boer War; Moreuil Wood, 1918. Rare and disastrous cavalry action in the First World War; Le Mesnil-Patry, 1944. Enthusiasm and courage unavailing in the face of the Waffen SS; Kapelsche Veer, 1945. Unnecessary and costly fight for a boggy Dutch island.

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Donald E. Graves, one of Canadas best known military historians, is the author, co-author or editor of more than 20 books dealing primarily with the Napoleonic period, including the War of 1812, and the Second World War. Click here to visit his website for information on all his books.

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