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Florence Nightingale: The Crimean War

Florence Nightingale is famous as the “lady with the lamp” in the Crimean War, 1854—56. There is a massive amount of literature on this work, but, as editor Lynn McDonald shows, it is often erroneous, ...

Long Night’s Journey into Day

Sickness, starvation, brutality, and forced labour plagued the existence of tens of thousands of Allied POWs in World War II. More than a quarter of these POWs died in captivity.

Long Night’s Journey ...

From Desolation to Reconstruction

Iraq’s streets are unsafe, its people tormented, and its identity as a state challenged from within and without. For some, Iraq is synonymous with internal hatred, bloodshed, and sectarianism. The contributors ...

The Canadian Battlefields in Italy: The Gothic Line and the Battle of the Rivers

The third of the LCMSDS battlefield guides to concentrate on the Canadian forces in Italy, The Canadian Battlefields in Italy: The Gothic Line and the Battle of the Rivers continues the journey through ...

Backpacks Full of Hope

Backpacks Full of Hope: The UN Mission in Haiti describes the experience of a Chilean general as Deputy Force Commander of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) during the particularly ...

Cyprus 1974, “This Ain’t No Picnic, It’s War”

Cyprus 1974: “This Ain’t No Picnic, It’s War” is the edited personal diary of Alain Gaudet, a twenty-two-year-old paratrooper with the Canadian Forces in a peacekeeping role in Nicosia, Cyprus. ...

The Canadian Forces and Arctic Sovereignty

Published by the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies

The role of the Canadian Forces in asserting sovereignty is often tied to the maxim that possession is nine-tenths of the ...

The Report of the Officer Development Board

This volume presents the original text of a groundbreaking study on professional education for the Canadian officer corpsThe Report of the Officer Development Board, from 1969, is commonly called the  ...

Germany’s Western Front: 1915

The first English-language translation of Der Weltkrieg, the German official history of the First World War.

Originally produced between 1925 and 1944 using classified archival records that were destroyed ...

A Duffle Bag, Close Friends and Lots of Memories

The foundation of this photo diary was a scrapbook created by Marion Swinton, from Hamilton, Ontario. Although Marion passed away several years ago, a caring neighbour kept her well-preserved scrapbook ...