A Miscellany

Lest We Forget

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
"Did you know the ridge was taken when you fell? Could you have died aware of the importance of the victory wrought by you and your fellow soldiers of the Canadian Corps?"

Vimy Memorial
"I have never seen an area as shattered and reshaped by high explosive as the fields around the Vimy Memorial. It is hard to imagine walking easily across them now, with a grassy surface, good footwear and no heavy pack."

Dieppe Cemetery
Each Canadian headstone is adorned by an engraved, stylized, maple leaf (those of British soldiers have their Regimental, Corps or Service crest). Below is the soldier's name, rank and regiment.

The Great War

Raids (1933); by "Kultus Nanich"; Canadian Defence Quarterly, Apr, 1933

Ludendorff on Clerking (1917); Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, Vol. LXX, Feb to Nov, 1925

Pigeons in the Great War; by Lieutenant-Colonel A.H. Osman, O.B.E.; Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, Vol. LXXII, Feb to Nov, 1927

Canadian Officer Training Syllabus (1917); by a Special Correspondent; Infantry Journal; The United States Infantry Association; Vol, XIII, part 2, Nov, 1916, to Jun, 1917

Regimental System

THE REGIMENT (1946); by Lieut.-Colonel R.J.A. Kaulback, D.S.O., p.s.c.; Journal of the Royal United Services Institution, Vol. XCI, Feb to Nov, 1946

Wasted Time in Regimental Soldiering (1936); by Lieutenant G.W. Lathbury; Journal of the Royal United Services Institution, VOL. LXXXI, Feb to Nov, 1936

The Case for the Regimental System (1951); by Lieut.-Colonel B.E. Fergusson, D.S.O., O.B.E.; Journal of the Royal United Services Institution, Vol. XCVI, Feb to Nov, 1951

Regimental Tradition in the Infantry (1951); by Major C.E. Jarvis; Journal of the Royal United Services Institution, Vol. XCVI, Feb to Nov, 1951

Great War

Raids (1933); by "Kultus Nanich"; Canadian Defence Quarterly, Apr, 1933

Ludendorff on Clerking (1917); Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, Vol. LXX, Feb to Nov, 1925

Pigeons in the Great War; by Lieutenant-Colonel A.H. Osman, O.B.E.; Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, Vol. LXXII, Feb to Nov, 1927

Canadian Officer Training Syllabus (1917); by a Special Correspondent; Infantry Journal; The United States Infantry Association; Vol, XIII, part 2, Nov, 1916, to Jun, 1917

Regimental System

Wasted Time in Regimental Soldiering (1936); by Lieutenant G.W. Lathbury; Journal of the Royal United Services Institution, VOL. LXXXI, Feb to Nov, 1936

THE REGIMENT (1946); by Lieut.-Colonel R.J.A. Kaulback, D.S.O., p.s.c.; Journal of the Royal United Services Institution, Vol. XCI, Feb to Nov, 1946

The Case for the Regimental System (1951); by Lieut.-Colonel B.E. Fergusson, D.S.O., O.B.E.; Journal of the Royal United Services Institution, Vol. XCVI, Feb to Nov, 1951

Regimental Tradition in the Infantry (1951); by Major C.E. Jarvis; Journal of the Royal United Services Institution, Vol. XCVI, Feb to Nov, 1951

Tactics and Training

The "Man-in-the-Dark" Theory of Infantry Tactics and the "Expanding Torrent" System of Attack, by Captain B.H. Lidell-Hart, K.O.Y.L.I.

The Soldier's Pillar of Fire by Night; The Need for a Framework of Tactics (1921), by Captain B.H. Liddell-Hart, A.E.C., published in the Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, Vol. LXVI, Feb to Nov, 1921

Section Leading; A Guide for the Training of Non-Commissioned Officers as Commanders and Rifle Sections, 1928 (PDF)

The Training of the Infantry Soldier (1929), by Major J.M. Milling, M.C., p.s.c., published in the Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, Vol;. LXXIV, Feb to Nov, 1929

Modern Infantry Discipline (1934), by a "Field Officer," published in the Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, Vol. LXXIX, Feb to Nov 1934

A Defence of Close-Order Drill (1934): A Reply To "Modern Infantry Discipline", by Major M. K. Wardle, D.S.O., M.C., The Leicestershire Regiment, published in the Journal of the Royal United Service Instutution, Vol. LXXIX, Feb to Nov, 1934

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The Essence Of War (1930); by Captain B. H. Liddell Hart; Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, Vol. LXXV, Feb to Nov, 1930.

Looks or Use? (1931); by Major B. L. M. Burns, M.C., p.s.c., Royal Canadian Engineers; Canadian Defence Quarterly, Vol. IX, No. 1; October, 1931

Practical Examination; Promotion to Colonel N.P.A.M. (1936), Canadian Defence Quarterly, Vol. XIV, No. 1, October, 1936

Lament Of A Colonel's Lady (1938); by: Sally Lang Letson; Canadian Defence Journal, Vol. XV, No. 4, July, 1938

Notes for Visiting Generals (1963); by "T2"; The Army Quarterly and Defence Journal, Vol. LXXXVI, April 1963 and July 1963

Notes for Young TEWTISTS (1966); by "T2"; The British Army Review, No. 22, April 1966

THE P.B.I. (1970); by Major-General H. Essame, C.B., D.S.O., M.C.; The Army Quarterly and Defence Journal, Volume C, April and July, 1970

Standing Orders for Army Brides (1973); by Margaret Beath; The British Army Review, No. 43, April 1973

The Time Safety Factor (1978), Brigadier P.J. Norton; Defence Force Journal; A Journal of the Australian profession of Arms; July/August, 1978

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Re-Armament in the Dominions – Canada (1939); Journal of the Royal United Service Instituition, Vol. LXXXIV, Feb to Nov, 1939

Battle Honours (1957); by Major T.J. Edwards, M.B.E., F.R.Hist.S.; The Army Quarterly, Vol. LXXII, Jan, 1957

The Canadian Militia System (1901); by Major F.G. Stone, R.G.A., p.s.c.; The United Service Magazine, Vol. XXIII, New Series, Apr 1901 to Sep 1901

Personality in Leadership (1934); by Major T.V. Scudamore, V.D., F.R.G.S.; Canadian Defence Quarterly, Vol. XI, No. 2 Jan, 1934

British Regular Army in Canada; by Colonel G.R. Pearkes, V.C., D.S.O., M.C., p.s.c.; Canadian Defence Quarterly, Vol. XII, No. 4, Jun, 1935

The Pig (1986); by: Sustainer; British Army Review, No. 71, August 1986

Perpetuation of CEF Units
As the end of the Great War became a realistic possibility, the Canadian Government knew that it would have to resolve the dilemma of maintaining the memory of the achievements and successes of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

Recommended Reading
This recommended reading list was started as a result of a discussion on the Canadian Army Mailing List hosted by the (Unofficial) Canadian Army HomePage. It is by no means exclusive or complete.

The Frontenac Times
In memory of the dedicated few who struggled to publish the Wipers Times and all similar papers, I wrote, edited and published "The Frontenac Times" a 4-page weekly newssheet for the amusement of my fellow sufferers at the hands of our Directing Staff at the Canadian Army's staff college (CLFCSC).

In Praise of Infantry
"Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman."

Naval Toast of the Day
Naval Toasts of the Day

Military Quotes

Toasts in the Army (1948)

Duties of the CSM and CQMS (1942)

Standing Orders for the Fortress of Halifax, N.S.; 1908

Boer War Battles
Notes on Boer War Engagements; requested engagement names were; Leliefontein, Israel’s Poort, Sunnyside Kopje, Dornkop, and Kalkheuwel Pass

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Medals and Badges

Medals and Badges - Fakes and Copies

C.A.R.O. No. 6719 - Campaign Stars, Clasps, The Defence Medal and the War Medal 1939-45
"His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to approve the institution of The War Medal 1939-45 and changes in the time qualification for the Campaign Stars and The Defence Medal as set out hereunder."

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Researching Canadian Soldiers of the First World War

Researching Military Records

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