Books

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Out of print books are often available at your local library, from provincial inter- library loan service, or at online bookstores. Some of the resources available online for purchase of new, used, or out of print books are:

 

"Saddles and Service", by Winston Parker - NEW!
"A Soldier's Journey (1940-1945)", by Michael John Laekas (The French translated version is called "Le Trajet d'un Fusilier (1940-1945)" - NEW!
"D-Day Bomber Command Failed to Return", by Steve Darlow, Sean Feast and Marc Hall (Apr 30, 2014)" - NEW!
"Bomber Command: Failed to Return", by Steve Bond, Steve Darlow and Sean Feast Sean (Jul 2012)" - NEW!
"Dam Busters: Failed To Return", by Robert Owen, Steve Darlow, Sean Feast Sean and Arthur Thorning (Jan 2013)" - NEW!
"Carried on the Wind", by Sean Feast(2001), UK" - NEW!
"Flight Into Yesterday", Les Perkins, Kelowna, Trafford Publishing, 2002
"Bless You Brother Irvin"By John A. Neal, Calgary, Alberta, General Store Publishing House, Renfrew, Ontario, K0J1G0, ISBN 1-894263-94-4
"Behind the Glory", Ted Barris, Toronto, Macmillan Canada, 1992
"Checkmate in the North", Goose Bay Air Base, Labrador, William G Carr, Toronto, Macmillan Canada, 1944
"The Calgary Regiment", Dick Maltby, Vancouver, BC, Calgary Regiment Veterans Association, 1990
"Histoire du Royal 22e Regiment", Chares-Marie Boissonnault, and L. Lamontagne, Quebec City, Editions du Pelican, 1964
"Sink All the Shipping There: The Wartime Loss of Canada's Merchant Ships and Fishing Schooners", Fraser M.McKee, St Catherines, Ont, Vanwell Publishing Ltd, 2004
"Far Distant Ships: An Official Account of Canadian Naval Operations in World War II", Joseph Schull, Annapolis, MD, Naval Institute Press, 1987 Canadian Official History
"The Canadian Naval Chronicle, 1939-1945: The Successes and Losses of the Canadian Navy in World War II", McKee, Fraser and Robert Darlington, Toronto, Vanwell Publishing, 2001
"No Prouder Place: Canadians and the Bomber Command Experience, 1939-1945", David Bashow, St Catherines, Ont, Vanwell Publishing Ltd.

"The Lucky Pigeon". By John A. Neal, Turner Publishers, 412 Broadway, Paducah, KY 42001, U.S.A.

"History of the Calgary Highlanders, 1921-1954", Roy Farran, Toronto: Bryant Press, 1955
"Not the Slightest Chance: The Defence of Hong Kong, 1941", Tony Banham, Vancouver, BC: University of British Colombia Press, 2003
"River Class Destroyers of the Royal Canadian Navy", K.Macpherson, Toronto Ont, Charles J. Musson, 1985
"Days of Victory: Canadians Remember, 1939-1945", Ted Barris, Toronto, Thomas Allen Publishers, 2005
"Footprints On The Sand of Time", by Oliver Clutton- Brock, Grub Street, London, UK, and distributed in Canada by Vanwell Publishing Ltd., 1 Northrup Crescent, St. Catherines, Ontario, L2R7S2
"Aircrew Memories", by Victoria Branch Aircrew, Victoria Publishing company Inc. 309 -11 Cooperage Place, Victoria V9A7JB
"And No Birds Sang", by Farley Mowat, McClelland and Stewart Ltd. 25 Hollinger Road, Toronto, M4B3G2
"The March of the Prairie Men: Being a Story of the South Saskatchewan Regiment", GB Buchanan, Saskatoon: N.P., 1957
"Best-Kept Secret: Canadian Secret Intelligence in the Second WW", Bryden, John, Toronto, Lester Publishing, 1993
"Vimy", by Pierre Burton, McClelland and Stewart Ltd. 25 Hollinger Road, Toronto, Ont. M43G2
"The Longest Tunnel" Alan Burgess. 1990 Bloomsbury Publishing, 2 Soho Square, London WW1VV 5DE. ISBN 0-7475-0589-6.
"Stalag Luft III" by Arthur A Durand, Patrick Stephens Ltd 1989, ISBN 1-85260-248-1
"Corvettes Canada: Convoy Veterans of WWII Tell Their True Stories" by Mac Johnston, McGraw-Hill Ryerson/Trade; ASIN: 007551804X
"Escape and Evasion: POW Breakouts in World War II", Ian Dear, London: Cassell & Co, 2000.
"Buck McNair: Canadian Spitfire Ace" by Norman Franks, Grub Street, ISBN: 1902304748
"On the Triangle Run", James Lamb, Toronto, Ont, Macmillan Canada, 1986
"Fields of Fire: The Canadians in Normandy", Copp, Terry, Toronto, Ont, University of Toronto Press, 2003
"Days of Victory: Canadians Remember, 1939-1945", Ted Barris, Toronto Ont, Macmillan Canada, 1995
"Hospital Ships of World War II", Emory A. Massman, McFarland & Co.
"Troopships of World War II" by Roland W. Charles; published and distributed by The Army Transportation Society; Washington, D.C.; April 1947
"In Enemy Hands: Canadian Prisoners of War 1939-45", Daniel Dancocks, Edmonton, Canada, Hurtig, 1983
"A Question of Honor : The Kosciuszko Squadron: Forgotten Heroes of World War II" (Hardcover) by Lynn Olson, Stanley Cloud, Knopf Publishers Sept 16, 2003, ISBN 0375411976
"U-Boats against Canada: German Submarines in Canadian Waters", Michael L Hadley, Kingston, Canada: McGill-Queens University, 1985
"The Science of War: Canadian Scientists and Allied Military Technology during the Second World War", Avery, Donald H, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998
"Enigma: How the Poles Broke the Nazi Code", Wladyslaw Kozaczuk, Jerzy Strazak, Wadysaw Kozaczuk, Hippocrene Books (February 1, 2004), English, ISBN: 078180941X ...A must read!
"Report on the Canadian Expeditionary Force to the Crown Colony of Hong Kong", Lyman P.Duff, Ottawa: Government Printer, 1942
"The Canadian army at war: from Pachino to Ortona: the Canadian Campaign in Italy and Sicily, 1943" by Canadian Military Headquarters in Great Britain, ASIN: B0006DIE6S
"The Canadians in Italy 1943-1945, (Official history of the Canadian Army in the Second World War)", by Gerald W. L Nicholson, Queen's Printer (1966), ASIN: B0006C8YD2
"D-Day Dodgers: Canadians in Italy" (Hardcover) by Dan Dancocks, McClelland & Stewart (March 1, 1991), ISBN: 0771025440
"Hard in the Attack: The Canadian Army in Sicily and Italy, July 1943-June 1944" by Michael Pearson Cessford (Hardcover - January 1996) ISBN: 0612193640
"Some Died at Ortona: The Royal Canadian Regiment in Action in Italy, 1943", Strome Galloway, N.P., Royal Canadian Regiment, 1983
"Holding Juno: Canada's Heroic Defence of the D-Day Beaches: June 7-12, 1944", by Mark Zuehlke, Vancouver, BC: Douglas & McIntyre, 2005
"Military Operations of the Dutch Army, 10th-17th May 1940", by P. L. G.,Doorman, Solihull, UK, Helion & Company, 2005.
"C Force to Hong Kong: A Canadian Catastrophe", Brereton Greenhous, Toronto, Ont, Dundurn Group, 1997
"The Real Cruel Sea: The Merchant Navy in the Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-1943" by Richard Woodman, London, John Murray Publishers Ltd, 2004. Highly Recommended
"Rising '44: The Battle for Warsaw", by Davies, Norman, New York, Viking, 2004
"The Regiments and Corps of the Canadian Army", Ottawa: Army Historical Section, Department of National Defence, 1964
"Normandy 1944: The Canadian Summer", Bill McAndrew, Donald E. Graves, and Michael Whitby, Montreal, Art Global, 1994
"Hell Island: Canadian Pilots and the 1942 Air Battle for Malta", Dan McCaffery, Halifax, Canada, Formac Publishing
"The Generals: The Canadian Army's Senior Commanders in the Second World War", J.Granatstein, Toronto, Stoddart, 1993
"Battlefields in the Air: Canadians in the Allied Bomber Command" Dan McCaffery, Halifax, Canada, Formac Publishing
"Unlucky Lady: The Life and Death of HMCS Athabaskan", Burrow, Len and Emile Beaudoin, Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1987...Excellent resource book
"Here Come the Khaki Shirts: The Women Volunteers, A Pictorial Review of the Canadian Women's Army Corps during the Second World War", Ada Arney, Cobalt, Ontario, Highway Bookshop, 1988
"In Enemy Hands: Canadian Prisoners of War 1939-45", Daniel Dancocks, Edmonton, Canada: Hurtig, 1983.
"Concentration Camps: North American Japanese in the United States and Canada", Roger Daniels, Malabar, Florida, Krieger, 1989.
"Behind the Fence: Life as a POW in Japan, 1942-1945", Les Chater, and Elizabeth Hamid, St Catherines, Ont, Vanwell Publishing, 2001
"Prisoners of the Japanese: POWs of World War II in the Pacific", Gavan Daws, New York, William Morrow and Company, 1994.
"Not the Slightest Chance: The Defence of Hong Kong, 1941", Tony Banham, Vancouver, BC, University of British Colombia Press, 2004
"The Price of Command: A Biography of General Guy Simonds", Dominick Graham, Toronto, Stoddart, 1993
"Tin Hats, Oilskins and Seaboots: A Naval Journey, 1938-1945", Latham B.Jenson, Toronto, 2000
"The Crucible of War, 1939-1945, Official History of the Royal Canadian Air Force, vol 3", Brereton, Greenhous, Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1994
"Canadians Behind Enemy Lines, 1939-1945", MacLaren, Roy, Vancouver, University of British Columbia, 1981
"The Canadian Naval Chronicle, 1939-1945: The Successes and Losses of the Canadian Navy in World War II", Fraser McKee, and Robert Darlington, Toronto, Vanwell Publishing, 1996
"RCAF: Squadron Histories and Aircraft, 1924-1968", S. Kostenuk, and J. Griffin, Toronto, Samuel Stevens Hackert & Co, 1977
"RCAF: Squadron Histories and Aircraft, 1924-1968", S. Kostenuk, and J. Griffin, Toronto, Samuel Stevens Hackert & Co, 1977
"Canada's D-Day: Juno Beach, 24 Hours of Destiny", Lance Goddard, Toronto, Ont, Dundurn Group, 2004
"In Great Waters: The Epic Story of the Battle of the Atlantic", Spencer Dunmore, Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, 2001
"Cargo of Lies: The True Story of a Nazi Double Agent in Canada", Dean Beeby, Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1996
"Official History of the Canadian Medical Services, 1939-1945" (two volumes), W.R.Feasby, Ottawa, Queens Printer, 1953
"Back the Attack: Canadian Women during the Second World War at Home and Abroad", Jean Bruce, Toronto, Macmillan Canada, 1985
"The Generals: The Canadian Army's Senior Commanders in the Second World War", J.L Granatstein, Calgary, University of Calgary, 2005
"D-Day: Canadian Heroes of the Famous World War II Invasion", Tom Douglas, Canmore, Alberta, Altitude Publishing Canada, Ltd., 2004
"Scarlet to Green: A History of Intelligence in the Canadian Army, 1903-1963", S.R.Elliott, Toronto, Hunter-Rose Co Ltd, 1981
"The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 1860-1960", W. T.Barnard, Ontario, Ontario Publishing Ltd, 1960
"Fields of Fire: The Canadians in Normandy", Terry Copp, Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2004
."South Albertas: A Canadian Regiment at War", Donald E Graves, Toronto, Ont, Robin Brass Studio, 1998
"Mud and Green Fields: The Memoirs of Major-General George Kitching", George Kitching, St Catherines, Ont, Vanwell Publishing Ltd, 1993
"Sailors, Slackers, and Blind Pigs: Halifax at War", Stephen Kimber, Anchor Canada, 2003, ISBN: 0385259948
"Canadian Poetry from the Beginnings Through the First World War", Carole Gerson and Gwendolyn Davies, New Canadian Library , 1994, ISBN: 0771034504
"Too young to fight: Memories from our youth during World War II", Priscilla Galloway, Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited, 1999, ISBN: 0773731903
"Who Shot Down Eq-Queenie?", Kenneth K. Blyth, Fenestra Books, 2003, ISBN: 1587362430 Suggested reading...RCAF story
"Deadlock in Korea: Canadians at War, 1950-1953", Ted Barris, CDG Books Canada, Inc. / Macmillan Canada , ISBN: 0771576757
"Canadians: A battalion at war", Roy J. Whitsed, Burlington Books, 1996, ISBN: 0968037704
"A Soldier's View: the Personal Photographs of Canadians at War 1939-1945", Blake Heathcote, Doubleday Canada, 2005, ISBN: 0385660006 NEW! Coming soon.
"Jubilee of death: The Raid on Dieppe : the moving story of the suffering and achievement of the Canadians at Dieppe on August 19, 1942, as told by the men who were there, in the words of one of Canada's greatest living poets ", Raymond Souster, Oberon Pr , 1985, ASIN: 0887505333
"Vimy Ridge 1917: Byng's Canadians Triumph at Arras", Alexander Turner, Osprey Publishing (UK), 2005, ISBN: 1841768715 NEW!
"Falaise 1944: Death of an Army", Ken Ford, Peter Dennis, Osprey Publishing (UK), 2005, ISBN: 1841766267 NEW!
"Beaufighter Aces of World War 2", Andrew Thomas and John Weal, Osprey Publishing (UK), 2005, ISBN: 1841768464 NEW!
"C-47 R4d Units of the Eto and Mto", David C. Isby, Osprey Publishing (UK), 2005, ISBN: 1841767506 NEW!
"Universal Carrier 1936-48: The Bren Gun Carrier Story", David Fletcher, Osprey Publishing (UK), 2005, ISBN: 1841768138 NEW!
"Caen 1944", Ken Ford, Osprey Publishing (UK), 2004, ISBN: 1841766259
"British Anti-Tank Artillery 1939-45", Chris Henry, Osprey Publishing (UK), 2004, ISBN: 1841766380
"World War II Infantry Tactics, Volume 1: Squad and Platoon", Stephen Bull, Motorbooks, International, 2004, ISBN: 1841766623
"World War II Infantry Tactics: Company and Battalion", Stephen Bull, Osprey Publishing (UK), 2005, ISBN: 1841766631 NEW!
"War Epidemics: An Historical Geography of Infectious Diseases in Military Conflict and Civil Strife, 1850-2000", Matthew Smallman-Raynor, Oxford University Press UK (Oxford Geographical and Environmental Studies Series), 2004, ISBN: 0198233647
"The Gothic Line: Canada's Month of Hell in World War II Italy", Mark Zuehlke,Douglas & McIntyre , 2003, ISBN: 1553650239
"The Liri Valley: Canada's World War II Breakthrough to Rome", Mark Zuehlke, Douglas & McIntyre / D & M Adult ;, 2003, ISBN: 1553650131
"Ortona: Canada's Epic World War II Battle", Mark Zuehlke, Douglas & McIntyre / D & M Adult , 2003, ISBN: 1550545574
"Juno Beach", Mark Zuehlke, Douglas & McIntyre , 2004, ISBN: 1553650506
"Holding Juno: Canada's Heroic Defence of the D-Day Beaches: June 7-12, 1944", Mark Zuehlke, Douglas & McIntyre ,2005, ISBN: 1553651022

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