Triquet's Cross: A Study of Military Heroism

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 261 pages
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One of only thirteen members of the Canadian Armed Forces to be awarded the highest military honour during the war, Triquet was later pressured to resign from the force due to the overwhelming public and political expectations that the award entailed. The role of hero did not suit Triquet and weighed heavily on him and his family. MacFarlane shows how Triquet's story was changed by those who wished to make his hero status the cornerstone in a political debate between francophones and anglophones, particularly with regard to his representing the Commonwealth despite his French-Canadian heritage.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
FROM CABANO TO CASA BERARDI
7
CROSS PURPOSES MEDALS THE MEDIA AND AN ARMY AT WAR
55
THE WARRIOR IN POST WAR SOCIETY
115
Remembering Triquet
151
Notes
161
Bibliography
229
Index
243
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