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This sequel to the Fighting for Canada: Seven Battles, 1758-1945 will appeal to readers who enjoy detailed accounts of battles by experts. The actions are:. Sillery, 1760: Eight months after the British victory at Quebec, a bloodier battle is fought on almost the same ground, with a different outcome. - Ian M. McCulloch. Cut Knife Hill, 1885: During the Riel Rebellion, a Canadian force moves to surprise the Crees under Chief Poundmaker, only to be surprised by the aboriginal peoples. - Robert H. Caldwell. Paardeberg, 1900: In 1900 the Royal Canadian Regiment attacks an entrenched enemy across open ground swept by rifle fire - an act of bravery or stupidity? - Brian A. Reid. Iwuy, 1918: During the Amiens offensive of 1918, Canadian cavalry and armour encounter a stubborn German rearguard near the village of Iwuy. - Michael R. McNorgan. Melfa Crossing, 1944: As part of the Allied offensive in the Liri Valley, Canadian regiments make a surprise crossing of the heavily-defended Melfa River, winning a VC in the process. - John R. Grodzinski
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Donald E. Graves, one of Canada's best known military historians, is the -author or editor of 20 books primarily on the War of 1812 and the Second World War. His studies on the battles of Lundy's Lane (Where Right and Glory Lead!) and Crysler's Farm (Field of Glory) are established classics of musket-period warfare.
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Book Description Gazelle Distribution Trade, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1896941362