Betrayed: Scandal, Politics, and Canadian Naval Leadership (Studies in Canadian Military History)

Betrayed: Scandal, Politics, and Canadian Naval Leadership (Studies in Canadian Military History)

By: Richard O. Mayne (author)Hardback

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In January 1944, Vice Admiral Percy Walker Nelles was fired from his position as head of the Royal Canadian Navy. Betrayed reveals the true story behind the dismissal: a divisive power struggle between two elite groups within the RCN pitted the navy's regular officers against a small group of self-appointed spokesmen for the voluntary naval reserve. Threats of public scandal, mass insurrection, and political intimidation caused one of the worst breakdowns in Canadian civil-military relations, revealing complex aspects of military professionalism and leadership. This fascinating investigation into the machinations of a divided navy tackles important questions of military professionalism, leadership, and identity. Betrayed will appeal to readers interested in military history and security studies, political science, and sociology.

About Author

Richard O. Mayne is a historian with the Department of National Defence's Directorate of History and Heritage in Ottawa.


Introduction: The Game and Its Players 1 Confused Seas 2 Equal Privileges for Greater Sacrifices 3 The Strange Interpretation 4 Trying to Keep Afloat 5 Informers, Collaborators, and Promise Breakers 6 A Loaded Investigation 7 Covering Up the Conspiracy Afterword: Game's End and the Final Score Appendices Notes Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780774812955
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9780774812955
  • weight: 560
  • ISBN10: 0774812958

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