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Admirals Canada's Senior Naval Leadership in the Twentieth Century

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ISBN-10: 1550025805

ISBN-13: 9781550025804

Edition: 2006

Authors: Michael Whitby, Peter T. Haydon, Michael J. Whitby, Richard Howard Gimblett, Richard H. Gimblett

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This book fills an important void in the history of Canada's navy. Those who carry the burden of high command have a critical niche in not only guiding the day-to-day concerns of running an armed service but in ensuring that it is ready to face the challenges of the future. Canada's leading naval historians present analytical articles on the officers who led the navy from its foundation in 1910 to the unification in 1968. Six former Maritime Commanders provide personal reflections on command. The result is a valuable biographical compendium for anyone interested in the history of the Canadian Navy, the Canadian Forces, or military and naval leadership in general.
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Book details

List price: $25.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Dundurn
Publication date: 1/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Michael Whitby is Professor of Classics and Ancient History at Warwick. He is the author of The Emperor Maurice and his Historian, Theophylact Simocatta on Persian and Balkan Warfare (1988) and is co-editor of the forthcoming ‘Cambridge History of Ancient Warfare’ (2003/04). He is currently working on a study of Warfare and Society in the later Roman world.

Foreword
Introduction
Chiefs of the Naval Staff
Admiral Sir Charles E. Kingsmill: Forgotten Father
Commodore Walter Hose: Ordinary Officer, Extraordinary Endeavour
Admiral Percy W. Nelles: Diligent Guardian of the Vision
Rear-Admiral Leonard Warren Murray: Canada's Most Important Operational Commander
Vice-Admiral George C. Jones: The Political Career of a Naval Officer
Vice-Admiral Howard Emmerson Reid and Vice-Admiral Harold Taylor Wood Grant: Forging the New "Canadian" Navy
Vice-Admiral E. Rollo Mainguy: Sailors' Admiral
Vice-Admiral Harry G. DeWolf: Pragmatic Navalist
Vice-Admiral Herbert S. Rayner: The Last Chief of the Canadian Naval Staff
Rear-Admiral William M. Landymore: The Silent Service Speaks Out
Commanders of Maritime Command
Vice-Admiral Harold A. Porter, 1970-71
Rear-Admiral Robert W. Timbrell, 1971-73
Vice-Admiral J. Andrew Fulton, 1980-83
Vice-Admiral Charles M. Thomas, 1987-89
Vice-Admiral Robert E. George, 1989-91
Vice-Admiral John R. Anderson, 1991-92
Canada's Naval Commanders, 1910-2005
Career Summaries of the Flag Officers Included in This Volume
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Contributors
Acknowledgements
Bibliography
Index