WAR AND PEACEKEEPING: FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO THE GULF - CANADA'S LIMITED WARS.

By: Granatstein, J.L. and Bercuson, David J.

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266 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "Canada's military history consists of more than participation in the two world wars. From the Riel Rebellions and the Boer War, to the Korean War, the United Nations peacekeeping missions and the recent Gulf War, Canadians have fought and died on our own frontiers and on distant continents. (This book), a richly documented history of Canada's other wars, portrays the gradual evolution of our fighting forces. The raw militia of a young country and the patriotic recruits who marched to Pretoria would, after the crucible of two great wars, develop into seasoned troops who could hold the line in the bitter trench battles of the Korean War or maintain the peace in political hotspots such as Cyprus and the Congo. When, at the end of the Second World War, the United Nations established an international army to keep the peace, Canada began to assume a major role as peacekeeper to the world. Today, Canadian men and women continue to serve wherever peace is threatened, in crises requiring not only military expertise but patience and diplomacy. Lavishly illustrated with photographs, engravings, and paintings drawn from many collections, 'War and Peacekeeping' tells the often neglected story of the 'little' wars which have contributed much to our military tradition." Small soft crease at bottom corner of pages 245 to end of book, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds.

Title: WAR AND PEACEKEEPING: FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO THE GULF - CANADA'S LIMITED WARS.

Author Name: Granatstein, J.L. and Bercuson, David J.

Categories: Military - Canadian: General, Military - Victorian Era, Military - Post WWII,

Publisher: Toronto, Key Porter: 1991

ISBN Number: 1550133551

ISBN Number 13: 9781550133554

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 22936

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