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Early-Canadian-Military-Aircraft-Vol-1

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The CAHS is proud to present a special book offer, Early Canadian Military Aircraft Vol.1 at a discounted rate of $24.99 CAD (plus shipping) from the  publisher's suggested retail price of $59.00.

In the two decades between the World Wars, Canada developed greatly, building upon the sense of solidarity gained in the first of these conflicts. Much of this was facilitated by the development of technology, of which aviation was a major part. Oddly enough, for such a laissez-faire society it was the Canadian government that played a leading role in this, and the RCAF and its predecessors were its instruments. Not only did the bush pilots in uniform pioneer myriad aspects of aviation in all parts of Canada, but despite a minuscule budget and a suspicious parliament and populace they maintained the nucleus of a military air arm which slowly developed into the framework of the wartime RCAF. But, whatever honour is due to the men (and it is great), it is the aircraft that provide the visual impact and the structure of the narrative.An incredible number of types, suitable and unsuitable, were flown and maintained under all manner of conditions and a knowledge of them is essential for the appreciation of both the impact and the substance of the subject. When this knowledge is presented in such a totality of detail and sequentiality as here, no more is required. The same can be said for the massive coverage of paint schemes and markings. This merits more than the usual patronizing reference to its value for the modeling fraternity as well as to artists and illustrators. Its development and evolution is part and parcel of the story and a visual description of the conflicting forces of official standards and small groups of men and machines in which the former must interpret those standards as best they might. Numerous useful appendices. Fully indexed.

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Canadian Aircraft of WWII (AviaDossier I)

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The CAHS is proud to present a special book offer, Canadian Aircraft of WWII at a discounted rate of $22.00 CAD (plus shipping) from the publisher's suggested retail price of $29.99.

Drawing on an immense range of archival records, memoirs, and photographs collected over decades of diligent research, author Carl Vincent provides a unique insight into some of the men and machines covered under the broad title Canadian Aircraft of WWII. Each entry's narrative is loaded with history, much of it previously unpublished and is illustrated by rare and relevant photos plus deeply researched large-format color profiles, all complemented by highly informative captions. Discover how the oddball little Fleet Fort came into its new role, why the Bolingbroke was much more than "just a Canadian Blenheim", when chewing gum could prove vital for a Sunderland crew, who was one of the Allies' premier train-busters, and much more. Covered in this AviaDossier: DeHavilland Fox Moth (with 2 profiles & 5 photos); Consolidated Catalina I (with 2 profiles & 5 photos); North American Mustang I (with 3 profiles & 6 photos); Fleet Fort (with 2 profiles & 2 photos); Short Sunderland III (with 2 profiles & 5 photos); Hawker Hurricane XII (with 2 profiles & 2 photos); Bristol Bolingbroke IV (with 3 profiles & 5 photos); Northrop Delta (with 4 profiles & 5 photos); Douglas Boston III & IIIA (with 2 profiles & 3 photos); Consolidated Liberator GR.V (Can) (with 1 profile & 4 photos); Bristol Bolingbroke IVW (with 2 profiles & 3 photos); Blackburn Shark II (with 2 profiles & 2 photos); Supermarine Stranraer (with 1 profile & 2 photos); Supermarine Spitfire FR.IX FR.XIV (with 1 profile ea. & 2 photos); Beaufighter TF.X (with 5 profiles & 10 photos); Lysander IIIATT (with 2 profiles & 2 photos); Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk.IV (with 2 profiles & 2 photos); Lockheed Hudson I (with 4 profiles & 5 photos); Stocky Edwards' Spitfire & Fw190 (with 1 profile ea. & 3 photos). Foreword by Canadian Second World War Ace, and Canada's highest scoring living fighter pilot, W/C JF "Stocky"Edwards. 2 useful appendices. Fully indexed.

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Dragons on Bird Wings Vol.1

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The CAHS is proud to present a special book offer, Dragons on Bird Wings, Volume 1 at a discounted rate of $15.00 CAD (plus shipping) from the publisher's suggested retail price of $19.00.

Follow the 3rd Fighter Aviation Corps along its Combat Path during the Liberation of the Motherland through the experiences of one of its units - the 812th Fighter Aviation Regiment. Drawing on a comprehensive range of archives, memoirs, and photographs, the authors describe this unit's daily combat activities in detail from its formative Rzhev - Vyazma days on the doorstep of Moscow, into the pivotal Stalingrad battles, and on through the hard-won victories along the shores of the Sea of Azov - Kuban, Myskhako, Molochnaya - and beyond. In this volume, part one of the 812th regiment's combat history reaches its climax with the ejection of the Luftwaffe from its remaining bases near the besieged fortress city of Sevastopol, while the Red Army liberates the Crimea from the grip of the Wehrmacht. We leave the 812th - General Savitskiy's "Dragons on Bird Wings" - as it regroups and prepares for the great drive through Europe where it will end the war in Berlin itself. This is the one of the first primary source derived, and by some accounts foremost, English-language histories of an operational regiment-sized VVS (Soviet Air Force) unit during the Great Patriotic War. Foreward by Von Hardesty. Expert translation from an original Russian manuscript by James Gebhardt in consultation with Dr. Ilya Grinberg. Useful appendices and comprehensively indexed.

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Camp Borden: A Century of Service

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Camp Borden: A Century of Service is an overview of the history of this iconic institution. For over ten decades, Borden has been a temporary posting, as either instructor or trainee, for countless thousands of military men and women who have served Canada in peace and war. For generations, it has been a home to military families. And for a century, it has been a part of the local community fabric of Ontario. This book, in a small way, pays tribute to Camp Borden as a unique part of Canada’s history and heritage. It is not the complete story of Camp Borden, but hopefully it will inspire the reader to dig deeper into the layered history of a Canadian military treasure. Profusely illustrated with a good number of photos published here for the first time. See sample pages directly below.

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For one hundred years, Camp Borden has been part of the Canadian military landscape. During that time, it has become an integral part of the history of the country, the province and the local counties. Thousands of men and women who have passed through Borden’s gates have gone on to the serve the nation in peace and war leaving their mark on the Camp in countless ways. Families have called it home, even if for the short period of time that makes up a military posting, creating stories and memories of their own. Units have come and gone; some with the startling rapidity that is a hallmark of military life, while others have resided at Borden for decades and each has a rich history of its own. To put it simple, the history of Camp Borden is too large a tale to be captured in a book of this size.

So the reader should consider this but a taste of the sumptuous banquet that is Borden’s story. Commissioned by Lieutenant-Colonel Stuart Beaton (Retired), the Director of the Base Borden Military Museum, this book commemorates one hundred years of a very unique institution, but it does not tell the complete tale. There is much more work to be done. And an excellent starting place would be a visit to the Military Museum, and its Air Force Annex, where one will discover elements of Camp Borden’s history that could not be covered in so slim a publication. Reaching out and touching one of the armoured vehicles in the Major-General Worthington Memorial Tank Park, or visiting the restored First World War training trench, will give the visitor a concrete link to the words in this book.

Wrinkles and all, Camp Borden is still going strong and will “soldier on” for many years to come. The landscape may change, buildings will come and go, and its role will adapt to changing times, but the men and women who are the heart and soul of Borden will see to it that the camp continues to serve Canada with honour. The stories that will fill the next chapter of Borden’s history are even now being written.
Enjoy the read.
Major William A. March, CD
Trenton, Ontario,
March 2016

Table of Contents
Preface
Chapter 1: Birth to the End of The First World War
Chapter 2: The Interwar Period: 1919-1939
Chapter 3: The War Years: 1939-1945
Chapter 4: Peace to Unification: 1946-1970
Chapter 5: Canadian Forces Base Borden: 1970-1990
Chapter 6: Canadian Forces Base Borden: 1990-2016

The book is profusely illustrated with colour and B&W photos, many never before published.

Each book costs $24.99 CAD + shipping of $14 CAD. This is a savings from the retail price of $29.99. If more than one book is ordered at the same time the shipping costs are reduced to $5.50 for each additional book ordered.

This is a fundraiser for the CAHS, and part of the proceeds from the sales are being generously donated to the CAHS by the publisher.

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