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.
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
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.
Boer War Battles
Subject: Boer War Engagements; requested engagement names were; Leliefontein, Israel’s Poort, Sunnyside Kopje, Dornkop, and Kalkheuwel Pass
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?"
"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."
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.
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."
of the First World War
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• 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.