Introduction1 Foundations2 Mobilization3 Selection4 Training5 The Fighting Begins6 Taking Stock7 Negotiating Battle8 Last DaysConclusionNotes; Selected Bibliography; Index
This book provides a thorough understanding of how the Canadian Army was created and evolved during the Second World War. Combining deep archival research with personal recollections, it examines how the men were selected, how they were trained, and how they put the knowledge and skills they learned into effect. -- Andrew Stewart, reader in conflict and diplomacy, Defence Studies Department, King's College London
Geoffrey Hayes is an associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Waterloo. He is the author of The Lincs: A History of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment, as well as Waterloo County: An Illustrated History. He is also the co-editor of three volumes: Vimy Ridge: A Canadian Reassessment; Afghanistan: Transition Under Threat; and Canada and the Second World War: Essays in Honour of Terry Copp.