Establishing a Legacy
The History of the Royal Canadian Regiment 1883-1953
By (author) Colonel Bernd Horn
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Establishing a Legacy by Colonel Bernd Horn
Book DescriptionRegimental histories are a virtual window to a nation. They provide insight into a country's culture, values, and martial spirit. But more specifically they tell the story of the men and women who fight their nation's wars. Created as an infantry school corps to train the Militia, the Royal Canadian Regiment quickly grew to serve the national interest at home and abroad. From its first operational mission in Canada's rugged Northwest to assist in quelling the Riel Rebellion to the harsh veldt of South Africa to help defeat the Boers, Canada's oldest permanent force infantry regiment produced a legacy of courage and professionalism. This proud history was continued in the furnace of both world wars in Europe and shortly thereafter in Korea. It becomes evident that in its first 70 turbulent years of existence, the Royal Canadian Regiment established a heritage of honour and service to Canada, paid for in the blood, bravery, and tenacity of its members.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781550028171
(229mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Dundurn Group Ltd
Publisher: Dundurn Group Ltd
Publish Date: 12-May-2008
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author Colonel Bernd Horn
Shadow Warriors / Les Guerriers de L'Ombre, Paperback / softback (September 2016)
Few Canadians are aware of the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM), even ten years after it was formed. This book offers a rare glimpse into the shadows, with detailed information on CANSOFCOM, its units, and a pictorial history of the Command s evolution."
Most Ungentlemanly Way of War, Paperback (January 2016)
An examination of the SOE, its accomplishments, and the Canadian connection to the organization.
Forced to Change, Paperback (March 2015)
Tells the story of how the Canadian Forces weathered the perfect storm of scandals and budget slashing in the 1990s, and emerged by reshaping its culture from the top down. The "decade of darkness" tool a heavy toll, particularly on the Canadian Forces Officers Corps. Forced to Change tells the story of the long path to reform.
No Ordinary Men, Paperback (September 2014)» View all books by Colonel Bernd Horn
No Ordinary Men peels back the cloak of secrecy and reveals four untold special operations that Joint Task Force 2, an elite counterterrorist unit, conducted in 2005 06 in which their courage, tenacity, and impressive capabilities meant the difference between life and death."
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Author Biography - Colonel Bernd Horn
Colonel Bernd Horn is an experienced Canadian Forces infantry officer and military educator. He has authored, co-authored, or edited more than 30 books, including No Easy Task: Fighting in Afghanistan and No Lack of Courage: Operation Medusa, Afghanistan. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.
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