Swords and Covenants
Essays in Honour of the Centennial of the Royal Military College of Canada 1876–1976
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Originally published in 1976, this book honours the centenary of The Royal Military College of Canada, 1876-1976. It comprises nine essays written by military historians who have been or still are in some way, as staff and students, connected with RMC since 1948. The essays range in time from the American invasion of Canada in 1775 to Hungary on the eve of the Second World War, and in place, from Upper Canada to the North West Frontier of India. The theme running through the book is the problem of civil-military relations and how this has been faced in Canada in the nineteenth century, in the defence of India in the nineteenth century and in the First World War and post-war period in Great Britain and Hungary.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. The American Invasion of Canada 1775-1776 C. F. G. Stanley 2. The Blessings of the Land: Naval Officers in Upper Canada, 1815-1841 W. A. B. Douglas 3. The Militia Lobby in Parliament: The Military Politicians and the Canadian Militia, 1868-1897 Desmond Morton 4. Wolseley, the Khartoum Relief Expedition and the Defence of India, 1885-1900 Adrian Preston 5. British Civil-Military Relations on the North-West Frontier of India W. Murray Hogben 6. Sir Arthur Currie and the Politicians: A Case Study of Civil-Military Relations in the First World War A. M. J. Hyatt 7. The Royal Naval College of Canada, 1911-22 G. William Hines 8. The Reconstitution of the Territorial Force 1918-1920 Peter Dennis 9. Civil-Military Relations in Nazi Germany’s Shadow: The Case of Hungary, 1939-1941 N. F. Dreisziger. Notes on Contributors. Index.
Adrian Preston, Peter Dennis