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Title: The Defence of Canada: In the Arms of the Empire, 1760-1939.
Description: McClelland & Stewart, (Toronto, 1990).. 375 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771029756 B&w plates, maps. "..goes back to the roots of our present defence policies in 1760, when Britain first gained a tenuous hold in Canada. From this point on, our policies have been moulded by tactical alliances - between the English-speaking and French-speaking peoples of Canada, and between the great powers which dominated world politics no less in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries than they do today..stri p ( s ) b a ck the mythologies that now surround the key events in our half-remembered past, showing how fragile was Britain's initial rule of Canada, what really was a stake in the War of 1812, why we became embroiled in the Boer War, and just who e xa ct ly re fu sed to rush to Britain's defence during the First World War. These events and many others..rarely mentioned in other history books, are related.." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very tiny dint on top edge of rear bo ard , t iny ink ma rk on bottom of text block and bottom of front board - NOT a remainder mark. Dust jacket has minor edge wear and very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one small edge tear with crease. Ve ry G ood+ /Ver y Go o d.

Keywords: Canada, Military Policy, Defenses, Defence, Relations, United States, Great Britain, War of 1812, Pig War, Boer, First World War, I, American Revolution, Robert Borden, Expeditionary Force, Militia, Quebec, Volunteers.

Price: US$ 20.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 24000

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