CAMP VERNON: A CENTURY OF CANADIAN MILITARY HISTORY.

By: Rayment, Hugh & Sherlock, Patrick. Foreword By Pierre Berton.

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Book Condition: Very Good+


524 pp, 10 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. Camp Vernon officially celebrated "its Centennial as an army training camp in 2008. However, historical records indicate that discussions for its formation and actual military training activities began as early as 1896. This is a book of historical events and the personal stories of people training for war. You will find these men and women to be ordinary people, foot soldiers, who lived, trained and fought and, often died for freedoms we enjoy today. Open the door to an exciting part of Canadian Military History, a journey that will take you from soldiers on horseback to warriors in massive tanks bent on terrible destruction. Read onward, to the peacetime days of Cadets, the Reserve Army and a still active institution useful daily to its founding community, always at the ready for ever imminent war in today's fragile international political environment." Chapter headings: The Early Times, 1800-1898; The Boer War, 1898-1902; Building the Camp, 1903-1913; World War I, 1914-1918; Twixt World Wars, 1919-1938; The Farm Boy's Diary, 1939-1945; World War II, 1939-1945; And on to Korea, 1946-1953; The Cadets, Present Day; In Search of Peace, Ongoing. Very minor toning to edges of page margins and edges of text block, minor waviness to top/bottom edges of text block, tiny wrinkle and slight colour darkening at bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has very light toning to spine and at top/bottom edges, tiny dent on rear hinge.