Canadian Forces in World War II

Canadian Forces in World War II

Men-at-Arms 359
  • Author: René Chartrand
  • Illustrator: Ronald Volstad
  • Short code: MAA 359
  • Publication Date: 15 Dec 2001
  • ISBN: 9781841763026
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

Canada was the first Commonwealth country to send troops to Britain in 1939. During 1939-45 hundreds of thousands of Canadians - more than 40 per cent of the male population between the ages of 18 and 45, and virtually all of them volunteers - enlisted. Canadians fought with tragic courage at Hong Kong and Dieppe; with growing strength and confidence in Sicily, Italy and Normandy; and finally provided an entire Army for the liberation of NW Europe. This concise account of an extraordinary national effort in the cause of freedom is supported by data tables, photos, and eight colour plates by Canada's most knowledgeable military illustrator.

Biographical Note

René Chartrand was born in Montreal and educated in Canada, the United States and the Bahamas. A senior curator with Canada's National Historic Sites for nearly three decades, he is now a freelance writer and historical consultant. He has written numerous articles and books including almost 20 Osprey titles and the first two volumes of Canadian Military Heritage. He lives in Hull, Quebec, with his wife and two sons.Ronald B.Volstad was born in 1949 in Alberta, Canada, where he still lives and works. Like several other leading military Osprey illustrators he had no formal art training, though he did work in a TV company's art department - before spending 15 years operating heavy machinery in the oil industry. His first illustrations were published in 1970; since then he has become widely known for his work in Squadron and Osprey publications and for Dragon Models, and has also worked as a courtroom artist for TV news.

Contents

Canada at War Chronology The Canadian Army Uniforms and Accoutrements The Royal Canadian Air Force The Royal Canadian Navy Canadian Women's services Newfoundland Select Bibliography Plate Commentary Index

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