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The Avro Arrow

The story of the great Canadian Cold War combat jet — in pictures and documents

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Fort Henry

An illustrated guide to Kingstons Fort Henry

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Mysteries, Legends and Myths of the First World War

Vivid accounts by ordinary Canadian soldiers of death and
survival in the trenches of the First World War.

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Valour at Vimy Ridge

A defining moment in Canadian military history. A much-needed Allied victory. A show of valour and heroism. The battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917 saw Canadian troops storm a strategic 14-kilometre long escarpment that was believed to be impregnable. This was the first time in the nation's history that a corps-sized formation fought together as a unit under its own meticulous planning. Canadian troops persevered under heavy fire to take the ridge, demonstrating incredible discipline and bravery. The battle became a symbol of sacrifice for the young nation and a turning point in its role in the global theatre of war.

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Gunboats on the Great Lakes 1866-68

This book tells the story of three British gunboats that patrolled the Great lakes in the aftermath of the US Civil War when Canada was negotiating Confederation and under Fenian attack. Cheryl MacDonald explores the impact of Fenian invasions on Canada and how the presence of the gunboats helped guarantee Canadian sovereignty.

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Incredible Tales of the Royal Canadian Air Force

The stories of the valiant Canadians who enlisted in the RCAF and fought during WWII

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Unsung Heroes of the RCAF

More than 250,000 courageous men and women were enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. These Canadians fought valiantly in every major air operation from the Battle of Britain to the bombing of Germany. Thousands lost their lives. Those who survived to tell their stories were forever changed. Here are some of their incredible stories.

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Disaster at Dieppe

The incredible and harrowing story of Canada's worst day in the Second World War

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Isaac Brock

The life of Upper Canada's governor and defender, Sir Isaac Brock

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D-Day

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 the bravery, the heroism, and the sheer dumb luck of the more than 14,000 Canadians who played a crucial role in that incredible event

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