Militia Myths: Ideas of the Canadian Citizen Soldier, 1896-1921 (Studies in Canadian Military History)

Militia Myths: Ideas of the Canadian Citizen Soldier, 1896-1921 (Studies in Canadian Military History)

By: James Wood (author)Paperback

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Based on extensive research into the writings of Canadian citizen soldiers in peacetime and in war, Militia Myths will be of interest to anyone who has ever looked at a cenotaph and wondered why so many young men answered the call to arms in 1914-18.

About Author

James Wood teaches history at the University of Victoria and is the author of We Move Only Forward: Canada, the United States, and the First Special Service Force, 1942-44 and Army of the West: The Weekly Reports of German Army Group B from Normandy to the West Wall.

Contents

Introduction: Canadian Ideas of the Citizen Soldier 1 A Military Spirit in Canada, 1896-98 2 An Army for Empire, 1898-1901 3 "Don't Call Me Tommy," 1901-04 4 "Who Are You Going to Fight?" 1905-08 5 Continental Commitments, 1909-11 6 Involuntary Action, 1911-14 7 War and Citizenship, 1914-17 8 Victory and Vindication, 1918-21 Conclusion: A Citizen's Duty in "Canada's Century" Appendices Notes Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780774817660
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9780774817660
  • weight: 620
  • ISBN10: 0774817666

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