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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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Decorations and Medals

The collecting of decorations and medals is becoming a rich man's hobby, but the family historian can use these lists of decorations to advantage to fill out details of an individual's military service.

Ashton, Martin. -- The Canadian medal rolls - Distinguished Flying Medal (1939-1945). -- Toronto : Charlton Press, 1984. -- 99 p.

Bishop, Arthur. -- Our bravest and our best : the stories of Canada's Victoria Cross winners. -- Toronto : McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1995. -- 211 p.

Blatherwick, F.J. -- 1000 brave Canadians : the Canadian gallantry awards, 1854-1989. -- Toronto : Unitrade Press, 1991. -- 415 p.

Brown, George. -- Canadian Welcome Home medals, 1899-1945. -- Langley, B.C. : Western Canadian Distributors, 1991. -- 155 p.

Fowler, T. Robert. -- Valour in the Victory Campaign : the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division gallantry decorations, 1945. -- Burnstown, Ont. : General Store Pub. House, 1995. -- 235 p.

_____. -- Valour on Juno Beach : the Canadian awards for gallantry, D-Day, June 6, 1944. -- Burnstown, Ont. : General Store Pub. House, 1994. -- [104] p.

Halliday, Hugh A. -- Not in the face of the enemy : Canadians awarded the Air Force Cross and Air Force Medal, 1918-1966. -- Toronto : R. Brass Studio, 2000. -- 284 p.

Machum, George C., comp. -- Canada's V.C.'s : the story of Canadians who have been awarded the Victoria Cross. -- Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 1956. -- 208 p.

Swettenham, John. -- Valiant men : Canada's Victoria Cross and George Cross winners. -- Toronto : Hakkert, 1973. -- 234 p.

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