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Banner: From Colony to Country: A Reader's Guide to Canadian Military History

Canadian Military History: An Overview
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Brock, Jeffry V. -- With many voices. -- Toronto : McClelland and Stewart, 1981-83. -- 2 vol.

Cowling, Bill. -- 1413 days : in the wake of a Canadian DEMS gunner. -- Calgary : B. Cowling, 1994. -- [124] p.

Curry, Frank. -- War at sea : a Canadian seaman on the North Atlantic. -- Toronto : Lugus, 1990. -- 147 p.

Johnston, Mac. -- Corvettes Canada : convoy veterans of WW II tell their true stories. -- Toronto : McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1994. -- 310 p.

Lawrence, Hal. -- A bloody war : one man's memories of the Canadian Navy, 1939-1945. -- Toronto : Macmillan, 1979. -- 193 p.

Lay, H. Nelson. -- Memoirs of a mariner. -- Stittsville, Ont. : Canada's Wings, 1982. -- 326 p.

MacFarlane, John M. -- Canada's admirals and commodores. -- Rev. ed. -- Victoria, B.C. : Maritime Museum of Canada, 1994. -- 93 p.

  • Originally published in 1992 in a much less complete form

  • Contains a brief biography, featuring "tombstone" information, on each flag officer

McElheran, Brock. -- V-bombs and weathermaps : reminiscences of World War II. -- Montreal : McGill-Queen's Univ. Press, 1995. -- 199 p.

  • Memoir of an RCN meteorological officer

Merchant Marine

Crawford, Scott. -- The diary and letters of a seagoing man, April 1942 - October 1945. -- Coquitlam, B.C. : R. Chambers, 2000. -- 87 p.

  • Service mostly on "Park" ships all over the world

Evans, George H. -- Through the corridors of hell. -- Antigonish, N.S. : Formac Pub. Co., 1980. -- 99 p.

  • A Newfoundlander's story

Parker, Mike. -- Running the gauntlet : an oral history of Canadian merchant seamen in World War II. -- Halifax : Nimbus Pub., 1994. -- 344 p.

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