Books tagged: canadian military history

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Running: The Alex Decoteau Story
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 14,540. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014 by FICTIVE PRESS. Categories: Plays » Canadian, Fiction » Historical » Canada
Inspired by the life of Alex Decoteau, this moving one-act play tells the tale of a Cree hero. Canada's first aboriginal policeman (in Edmonton, Alberta, 1911), a champion runner and popular figure, Decoteau raced for Canada at the 1912 Olympics, fought for Canada in World War I and was killed, at 29, in the 1917 Battle of Passchendaele. Appropriate for Grades 5 and up.
Dieppe: Casualties of War
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,320. Language: Canadian English. Published: November 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Military
The raid on Dieppe in August 1942 is Canada's most traumatic military event. This book examines the questions raised by that event such as the role of heavy bombers in a tactical environment and the role of the Navy in supporting the Army. Comparisons are made with other amphibious landings and then a number of what if scenarios are considered.