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The Fall and Rise of Military History

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The Fall and Rise of Military History

“Cook argues, rightly, that Americans, Australians, and Britons consistently have recollected this war in reasonably accurate ways, which emphasise their sacrifices and successes. Canadians, alone among the victor powers, have tended to forget why they fought this 'necessary war,' and to remember their defeats more than their deeds.” BY JOHN FERRIS   The Fight for History: 75 Years of Forgetting, Remembering, and Remaking Canada’s Second World War. Tim Cook. Allen Lane, 2020.      THIS BOOK ASSESSES how an unmilitary people remembers its military history. Tim Cook’s account of how Canadians have viewed the Second World War says much of value,...

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How Good Was Harper for Defence?

"Canada Is Back" Canadian Defence Defence of Canada Defence Policy Delenda Est Carthago Global Kim Richard Nossal National Defence

How Good Was Harper for Defence?

There are some areas where National Defence legacies of the Harper years live on. But in other areas, Harper failed to realize the vision he brought with him in 2006: Above all, the failure of the Conservative government to keep the CAF supplied with up-to-date weapons systems...

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After Afghanistan

Adam Chapnick Afghanistan Canadian Defence Defence of Canada Defence Policy National Defence

After Afghanistan

Adam Chapnick reviews a collection of the best defence thinkers examining Canada's defence and diplomatic policy options in the aftermath of the Afghanistan experience.

 

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