Through A Canadian Periscope

Author: Julie H. Ferguson
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459710576
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A comprehensive history of Canada’s submarine service and the people who have served in it. Through a Canadian Periscope’s second edition celebrates the story of the Canadian submarine service on the occasion of its centenary in 2014. Created in 1914, at the beginning of World War I, Canada’s submarine force has overcome repeated attempts to sink it since then. Surprise, controversy, political expediency, and naval manipulation flow through its one hundred-year history. Heroes and eccentrics, and ordinary people populate its remarkable story, epitomizing the true essence of the service. Fully updated and with new and restored images, Through a Canadian Periscope offers a colourful and thoroughly researched account of the Canadian submarine service, from its unexpected inauguration in British Columbia on the first day of the World War I, through its uncertain future in the 1990s, to the present day. This vivid account celebrates the individuals who dedicated themselves to the Canadian submarine service and in some instances lost their lives in submarines.

Deeply Canadian 2nd Edition

Author: Julie H. Ferguson
Publisher: Beacon Publishing
ISBN: 096898570X
Size: 19.37 MB
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A part-sequel to Through a Canadian Periscope (Dundurn 1995 and 2014), the second edition of Deeply Canadian explains why the RCN needs submarines and tells the story of how Canada nearly lost her submarine service in the 1990s after decades of dedicated duty. The book ends with the process to acquire four Victoria class submarines in the 1990s and their service to 2014, the year of the Canadian submarine service's centenary. Available as an e-book only and is best read on a tablet to enjoy the new and restored images.

The Halifax Explosion And The Royal Canadian Navy

Author: John Griffith Armstrong
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774841052
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The Halifax Explosion of 1917 is a defining event in the Canadian consciousness, yet it has never been the subject of a sustained analytical history. Astonishingly, until now no one has consulted the large federal government archives that contain first-hand accounts of the disaster and the response of national authorities. Canada's recently established navy was at the epicentre of the crisis. Armstrong reveals the navy's compelling, and little-known, story by carefully retracing the events preceding the disaster and the role of the military in its aftermath. He catches the pulse of disaster response in official Ottawa and provides a compelling analysis of the legal manoeuvres, rhetoric, blunders, public controversy, and crisis management that ensued. His disturbing conclusion is that federal officials knew of potential dangers in the harbour before the explosion, took no corrective action, and kept the information from the public.

James Douglas

Author: Julie H. Ferguson
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9781770705647
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James Douglas’s story is one of high adventure in pre-Confederation Canada. It weaves through the heart of Canadian and Pacific Northwest history when British Columbia was a wild land, Vancouver didn’t exist, and Victoria was a muddy village. Part black and illegitimate, Douglas was born in British Guiana (now Guyana) in 1803 to a Scottish plantation owner and a mixed-race woman. After schooling in Scotland, the fifteen-year-old Douglas sailed to Canada in 1819 to join the fur trade. With roads non-existent, he travelled thousands of miles each year, using the rivers and lakes as his highways. He paddled canoes, drove dogsleds, and snowshoed to his destinations. Douglas became a hard-nosed fur trader, married a part-Cree wife, and nearly provoked a war between Britain and the United States over the San Juan Islands on the West Coast. When he was in his prime, he established Victoria and secrured the western region of British North America from the Russian Empire and the expansionist Americans. Eventually, Douglas became the controversial governor of the Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia and oversaw the frenzied Fraser and Cariboo gold rushes.

U Boats Against Canada

Author: Michael L. Hadley
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773508019
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The U-boats constituted a serious threat to North American security and a major challenge to coastal and convoy defence. Hadley reveals the military and political impact on Canada of in-shore submarine warfare and vibrantly documents the successful German strategy of deploying daring long-range solo sorties to pin down the enemy close to home.

Submariner Tales

Author: Dean S. Lewis
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1481761072
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Glorified in movies, but hidden beneath the waves in service, submarines have an indefinable mystique. They left harbour in the dark of night and returned the same way, their crews coming and going quietly, dressed simply as regular dock workers. It was for good reason that Canada's Cold War submarine service was known as the “real secret service”. The interpretive centre, to be built in 2014, will house an extensive collection representing the history of the Canadian Navy with an emphasis on the Cold War. The Museum of Naval History is a “Sub-station” of The Elgin Military Museum of St. Thomas, Ontario. Founded in 1978, the Elgin Military Museum is a charitable organization established to collect, record, preserve, interpret and exhibit items of Canadian military history, with an emphasis on Elgin County and its citizens. Official tax receipts can be issued for eligible donations.

America History And Life

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.