Canadian War Heroes

Canadian War Heroes

Author: Giancarlo La Giorgia

Publisher: Folklore Pub

ISBN: 1894864352

Category: History

Page: 143

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From the War of 1812 to the War on Terrorism, Canadian soldiers have a reputation for fighting above their weight. Time and again, Canada's small, often underfunded, forces have taken on bigger, stronger foes and walked shoulder to shoulder into battle with much more powerful allies.Read about some of the great heroes of Canadian military history, from two giants of colonial conflicts, the Shawnee warrior Tecumseh and his pre-Canadian counterpart Sir Isaac Brock, to the modern-day heroism of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Afghanistan. • During the War of 1812, Tecumseh united over a dozen tribes and allied himself with the British general Sir Isaac Brock in an ultimately unsuccessful bid to drive the Americans from Native lands• Laura Secord, walked 32 kilometres through the swamp and wild woods of southern Ontario to warn British troops of an American ambush• The Marquis de Montcalm was head of French forces in North America during the Seven Years War, and his death during the Battle of the Plains of Abraham profound profoundly affected the future of the emerging Canadian nation• Billy Bishop, top flying ace of the British Royal Flying Corps in World War I, claimed 72 air combat victories, although the truth of his claim remains controversial today• Georges Vanier and his famous Van Doos suffered terribly in the trench warfare of World War I, with the future Governor General of Canada losing a leg in the conflict• Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry has a 90-year history of representing the best the Canadian military has to offer and today often risks life and limb in hotspots around the world.These stories and more make for captivating and inspiring reading.
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Canadian War Heroes
Language: en
Pages: 143
Authors: Giancarlo La Giorgia
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Folklore Pub

From the War of 1812 to the War on Terrorism, Canadian soldiers have a reputation for fighting above their weight. Time and again, Canada's small, often underfunded, forces have taken on bigger, stronger foes and walked shoulder to shoulder into battle with much more powerful allies.Read about some of the
Great Canadian War Heroes (Box Set)
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Tom Douglas, Jim Barber, Chris Robinson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-09-15 - Publisher: Altitude Publishing (Canada)

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Great Canadian War Heroes
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Tom Douglas
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-04-04 - Publisher: Amazing Stories

Great Canadian War Heroes tells the amazing stories of the 16 Canadians who received the Victoria Cross during WWII. They came from all walks of life and from various ranks within the Canadian Forces, but they all had one thing in common: each displayed exceptional bravery in the face of
D-Day
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Tom Douglas
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-04-23 - Publisher: Amazing Stories

On June 6, 1944, a daring and ambitious invasion of Europe changed the course of World War II, eventually leading to the surrender of Nazi Germany. During the night, through storms and high seas, the Allied forces swept towards the beaches of Normandy in France. This is the story of