Battle Lines: Eyewitness Accounts from Canada's Military by J. L. Granatstein, Norman Hillmer

By J. L. Granatstein, Norman Hillmer

A superb choice of firsthand debts from front strains of our army background, drawn from letters, diaries, and reportage from the Plains of Abraham and the crimson River uprising to the battlefields of 2 global wars and Korea, in addition to the harrowing missions in Bosnia and Afghanistan. it is a e-book that animates our previous within the phrases of these who lived the Canadian army adventure.

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There are more scholars and artists who have been able to be more productive. Canada is a better place to live because of university grants and the impetus given to the development of cultural activities by the Canada Council and its new offshoot — the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The history of the Massey Commission cries out to be written. When it is, the names of Massey, Levesque, and Neatby will stand out. MacKenzie's and 30 SO MUCH TO DO, SO LITTLE TIME Surveyer's roles need clarifying.

Macdonald. Later I heard from the editor that my story was convincing and that the "reliable source" (in Winnipeg he said) had been duly discounted. 104 As Hilda said, they were good friends. In their letters there was always restraint except on the one occasion when Hilda felt that she had been mistreated, but she did not send that letter. " Standing by itself is the last letter, dated 24 February 1967, after a year and a half of silence. " For Vincent Massey that was a lot. In private Hilda treasured a signed picture of Massey.

Hilda found that she had to hire Americans because there were few Canadians trained in non-Canadian history, and those who were often did not want to come to Saskatoon. Her answer to critics was "We must look for the best people regardless of where they have taken their training. "141 Being a department head in the 1960's meant that the faculty had to be a major concern. But Hilda's real interest was in the students. Her favourites were the freshmen and the honours students. D. programme. Hilda is remembered by more people as a teacher than as a department head.

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