Through a Canadian Periscope

Overview

A comprehensive history of Canada’s submarine service and the people who have served in it.

Through a Canadian Periscope’s second edition celebrates the story of the Canadian submarine service on the occasion of its centenary in 2014.

Created in 1914, at the beginning of World War I, Canada’s submarine force has overcome repeated attempts to sink it since then. Surprise, controversy, political expediency, and naval manipulation flow through its one hundred-year history. Heroes and eccentrics, and ordinary people populate its remarkable story, epitomizing the true essence of the service.

Fully updated and with new and restored images, Through a Canadian Periscope offers a colourful and thoroughly researched account of the Canadian submarine service, from its unexpected inauguration in British Columbia on the first day of the World War I, through its uncertain future in the 1990s, to the present day.

This vivid account celebrates the individuals who dedicated themselves to the Canadian submarine service and in some instances lost their lives in submarines.

Reviews

Mrs. Ferguson is truly the unofficial Canadian submarine historian, and is congratulated on this effort. This book is most definitely recommended.

Fully updated and with new and restored images, Through a Canadian Periscope offers a thoroughly researched account of our submarine service from its beginnings at the outset of the First World War to its activities today.

Maritime Engineering Journal

About the Authors

Julie H. Ferguson

Posted by Kendra on October 30, 2014
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Julie H. Ferguson

Julie H. Ferguson, a successful author and speaker, has been writing about the Canadian submarine service since 1984. Julie's submarine articles have appeared in Legion magazine, Sea Power, USNI Proceedings, and elsewhere; her second submarine book, Deeply Canadian: New Submarines for a New Millennium, was published in 2000.