The Generals: The Canadian Army's Senior Commanders in the Second World War

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University of Calgary Press, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 370 pages
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Originally published in 1993, The Generals has received resounding praise for its relevance, depth, and scholarship. A detailed account of Canada's military at a crucial time in history, the book focuses on the personalities, politics and pressures that define Canada's involvement in WW2. By examining closely the remarkable individuals who fought and won WW2, this book will once again give Canadians an objective, unfiltered look at our leadership during this vital period in our military history. It is the only book of its kind on this subject and remains an invaluable resource for academics, policy makers and anyone interested in Canada's military history.
  

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Contents

the old army
3
Chapter 2 The Old Brigade
28
The God That Failed
53
Ambition Realized
83
Problems of Personality
116
Master of the Battlefield
145
Militia Successes
179
Soldiers and Politicians
204
Chapter 10 Conclusion
258
Appendix A General Officers in the Second World War
269
Appendix B Key Army Positions in Canada and Overseas
272
Appendix C Army Officer Ranks
274
NOTES
275
Selected List of Primary Sources
354
INDEX
361
Untitled
371

Chapter 9 The Absence of Francophone Generals
237

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J. L. Granatstein has established himself as the pre-eminent authority on the history of the Canadian military. He has published extensively in such areas as defence and foreign policy, Canadian-American relations, politics, and the public service. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and currently serves as the Chair of the Advisory Council of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute.

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