The Naval Service of Canada, 1910-2010 - Dundurn

The Naval Service of Canada, 1910-2010

The Centennial Story

Published October 2009

Hardcover
$ 39.95

Description

Commended for the 2009 Keith Matthews Award

This lavishly illustrated commemorative volume chronicles the full century, 1910-2010, of the Canadian Navy as a proud national institution. Known Officially until 1968 as the Royal Canadian navy and since then as the Maritime Command of the Canadian Forces, the naval service of Canada has played an important role in the development and security of our nation. The foreword for this book is by Her Excellency Governor General Michaelle Jean (as commander-in-chief of the Canadian Forces) and the contributors are highly recognized authorities on their particular period.

The contributors’ comprehensive coverage, drawing upon a multitude of primary archival sources and secondary volumes by other authors, includes the originals of the Canadian Navy back to 1867, both world wars, the Korean conflict, the Cold War period, and a look at the navy of the future. There is also a section on naval war art. The result is a sweeping survey history that will appeal to a broad cross-section of readers, including those who love all things navy, navy veterans and their families, historians, and librarians.

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Contributors

Richard H. Gimblett

Richard H. Gimblett is command historian of the Canadian Navy and past president of the Canadian Nautical Research Society. A former serving officer, he is a contributor to volume 1 of the official history of the Royal Canadian Navy (1867-1939), and edited and contributed to The Naval Service of Canada, 1910-2010: The Centennial Story. He lives in Ottawa.

The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean

Michaëlle Jean PC CC CMM COM CD FRCPSC(hon) is a Canadian journalist and stateswoman who served as the 27th Governor General of Canada from 2005 to 2010.

Book Details

Hardcover
October 2009
9.75x12 in
230 pp
9781554884704