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Review Of "Beyond The Beach: The Allied War Against France" By Stephen Alan Bourque, William H. Johnson 2019 Wilfrid Laurier University

Review Of "Beyond The Beach: The Allied War Against France" By Stephen Alan Bourque, William H. Johnson

Canadian Military History

Review of Beyond the Beach: The Allied War Against France by Stephen Alan Bourque.


Review Of "The Price Of Alliance: The Politics And Procurement Of Leopard Tanks For Canada’S Nato Brigade" By Frank Maas, Russell Isinger 2019 Wilfrid Laurier University

Review Of "The Price Of Alliance: The Politics And Procurement Of Leopard Tanks For Canada’S Nato Brigade" By Frank Maas, Russell Isinger

Canadian Military History

Review of The Price of Alliance: The Politics and Procurement of Leopard Tanks for Canada’s NATO Brigade by Frank Maas.


Review Of "Adaptive Leadership In The Military Context: International Perspectives" By Lt.-Col. Douglas Lindsay And Cmdr. Dave Woycheshin, Eds., John C. Hanley 2019 Wilfrid Laurier University

Review Of "Adaptive Leadership In The Military Context: International Perspectives" By Lt.-Col. Douglas Lindsay And Cmdr. Dave Woycheshin, Eds., John C. Hanley

Canadian Military History

Review of Adaptive Leadership in the Military Context: International Perspectives by Lt.-Col. Douglas Lindsay and Cmdr. Dave Woycheshin, eds.


Review Of "Backs To The Wall: The Battle Of Sainte-Foy And The Conquest Of Canada" By D. Peter Macleod, Steven Bright 2019 Wilfrid Laurier University

Review Of "Backs To The Wall: The Battle Of Sainte-Foy And The Conquest Of Canada" By D. Peter Macleod, Steven Bright

Canadian Military History

Review of Backs to the Wall: The Battle of Sainte-Foy and the Conquest of Canada by D. Peter MacLeod.


Review Of "Empire Of Guns: The Violent Making Of The Industrial Revolution" By Priya Satia, Gordon Bannerman 2019 Wilfrid Laurier University

Review Of "Empire Of Guns: The Violent Making Of The Industrial Revolution" By Priya Satia, Gordon Bannerman

Canadian Military History

Review of Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution by Priya Satia.


Stepping In New Directions: The Canadian Army’S Observer Program In The Asia-Pacific Region, 1944-45, Andrew L. Brown 2019 Wilfrid Laurier University

Stepping In New Directions: The Canadian Army’S Observer Program In The Asia-Pacific Region, 1944-45, Andrew L. Brown

Canadian Military History

In early 1944, and in anticipation of a government decision to commit ground forces to the war against Japan, the Canadian army launched a program that sent officers to the Asia-Pacific region to observe Allied operations. The observer program was well underway when, in November 1944, the Canadian government ordered the army to prepare a division to serve under American command in the Pacific theatre. The observer program helped the army deal with two significant challenges: learning how to fight a largely unfamiliar enemy in a tropical environment, and learning how to operate as part of an American force.


Don’T Talk About Your Fallout Shelter: Civilian Perceptions Of Threat And Structural Responses During The Cold War In Regina, Saskatchewan Between 1958 And 1963, Julie Mushynsky 2019 Wilfrid Laurier University

Don’T Talk About Your Fallout Shelter: Civilian Perceptions Of Threat And Structural Responses During The Cold War In Regina, Saskatchewan Between 1958 And 1963, Julie Mushynsky

Canadian Military History

During the Cold War, the Canadian government initiated a civil defence campaign urging private citizens to construct shelters to protect themselves from the effects of nuclear fallout. Historians have argued that Canadians did not prepare for a nuclear attack and that the fallout shelter campaign failed. Historical estimates on shelter construction are problematic. Like many Cold War facilities and structures, fallout shelters were constructed in secret and concealed. Using archival research, oral histories and data from a survey of private fallout shelters in Regina, Saskatchewan, this article argues that Regina’s citizens did not ignore the campaign and built a ...


The German East African Campaign, Marcello Cavalli 2019 Carroll College

The German East African Campaign, Marcello Cavalli

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

During World War One, General Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck led the German army against the combined Allied forces in East Africa. Even though they were significantly outnumbered and lacked the resources of Britain, General Lettow-Vorbeck never surrendered until two weeks after the armistice was signed in Europe in 1918. General Lettow-Vorbeck and his forces were able to remain undefeated in the East African Campaign due to the strong bond of respect among the troops, an in-depth knowledge of the area, and the significance that the German Empire placed on the campaign itself. The British on the other hand were led ...


Two Poems: Stop Time Before; Forsaken Ones, Ánh-Hoa Thị Nguyễn 2019 St. Catherine University

Two Poems: Stop Time Before; Forsaken Ones, Ánh-Hoa Thị Nguyễn

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

This creative work features two poems: Stop Time Before; Forsaken Ones


The Complexity Of A Soldier: Mitchell Anderson’S Life, Death, And Legacy, Ryan Bilger 2019 Gettysburg College

The Complexity Of A Soldier: Mitchell Anderson’S Life, Death, And Legacy, Ryan Bilger

The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History

It is hard to believe that this is my last semester as a Civil War Institute Fellow, but that time has indeed come. When offered my choice of projects for this term, I figured it would only be appropriate to finish out my work on the Killed at Gettysburg project with one last deep dive into the life and legacy of a soldier who died here in Pennsylvania. I know I have stated this several times in my previous reflections on the project, but I feel that Killed at Gettysburg profiles offer an excellent way to consider the battle from ...


Fleming, Peter F., B. 1842? (Sc 3392), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Fleming, Peter F., B. 1842? (Sc 3392), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3392. Letter, 7 December 1862, from Peter Fleming of the 96th Illinois Volunteers, Company E, to his friend Thomas Elliott. From Camp Beard at Danville, Kentucky, he writes of the cold weather, the good turnpike roads, the presence of troops in the vicinity, and the satisfactory food supply. He also mentions the names of several of his comrades in Company E.


Messer, George, 1833-1863 (Sc 3385), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Messer, George, 1833-1863 (Sc 3385), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text transcript (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3385. Letter, 14 December 1862, of George Messer, 107th Illinois Infantry, to his wife Lottie in Clinton, Illinois. He describes the march to camp near Munfordville, Kentucky, the layout of the camp, and nearby graves, the result of an earlier engagement. He outlines the position of other troops in the area and lists the names of several men who have deserted from his company. He makes some critical remarks about his father at home and expresses confidence in Lottie’s ability to manage his ...


Cutting Through The Ranks: The Navy’S Forgotten Legacy, Cameron T. Sauers 2019 Gettysburg College

Cutting Through The Ranks: The Navy’S Forgotten Legacy, Cameron T. Sauers

The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History

The bearer of this sword was a member of a United States Navy that rapidly grew in power during the Civil War, increasing its enlistment 500% and developing the first ironclad ship. However, even as the Navy was in the midst of its transition, one thing remained in place: The U.S. Model 1852 Navy Officer’s Sword. The sword is still used in the Navy today, albeit for ceremonial purposes. Yet, for all that this sword symbolizes, very few scholars have given much attention to it or the sailors who used it in the Civil War. The common soldier ...


Clarke, Marcellus Jerome, 1844-1865 - Relating To (Sc 3393), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Clarke, Marcellus Jerome, 1844-1865 - Relating To (Sc 3393), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid for Manuscripts Small Collection 3393. Clippings, some typescripted from unidentified sources, and letters about the identity and exploits of Confederate guerrilla “Sue Mundy,” the alias of Simpson County, Kentucky native Jerome Clarke. Topics covered include his family, career, burial place, the origin of the name “Sue Mundy,” and the resulting confusion over whether “Sue” was actually a woman. Also includes an abstract of the U.S. War Department’s record of his court martial.


Women Of The War: Female Espionage Agents For The Confederacy, Sarah Stellhorn 2019 Murray State University

Women Of The War: Female Espionage Agents For The Confederacy, Sarah Stellhorn

Steeplechase: An ORCA Student Journal

Although historians have frequently examined the role of women on the home front during the Civil War, women who contributed to the cause in more direct ways, such as espionage, are often neglected. An in-depth examination of specific females spying for the Confederacy, such as Rose O’Neal Greenhow and Belle Boyd, proves that their actions, both remarkable and uncharacteristic of women at the time, had a direct impact on the war. A vast network of spies and smugglers existed not only in the southern and border states but also throughout the North, even in Washington D.C. itself. This ...


Review: Looming Civil War, Olivia Ortman 2019 Gettysburg College

Review: Looming Civil War, Olivia Ortman

The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History

In Looming Civil War, Phillips writes about the future, specifically, the one predicted by nineteenth-century Americans in the years preceding the Civil War. Challenging dominant narratives of the war, Phillips argues that nineteenth-century individuals were fully aware of a looming civil war and that many believed it would be a long, bloody, and disastrous conflict, not just a short excursion. As individuals looked to the uncertain future, they all made predictions unique to their race, religion, gender, and location. Some white southern elites saw the looming war as an Armageddon that would destroy civilized society, while abolitionists and slaves saw ...


Clagett, John Henry, 1916-1970 (Sc 3388), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Clagett, John Henry, 1916-1970 (Sc 3388), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3388. Christmas cards to WKU faculty member Frances Richards from student John H. Clagett. The cards reflect Clagett’s service at the U.S. Naval Academy and at sea. Includes a notice for Clagett’s novel Buckskin Cavalier, clippings about his novels, and a copy of “The Lantern,” his short story published in Collier’s magazine.


The Forgotten Expedition Of The Michigan Polar Bears, Laura Anthon, Jamie Breyfogle, Timothy Embertson, Natalie Weg 2019 Hope College

The Forgotten Expedition Of The Michigan Polar Bears, Laura Anthon, Jamie Breyfogle, Timothy Embertson, Natalie Weg

18th Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (2019)

The Michigan Polar Bear expedition saw Allied forces leading a controversial excursion into Northern Russia during the concluding years of World War I. Despite thousands of soldiers being sent to interfere with the Russian Civil War, the Polar Bear Expedition has been lost from collective memory. We publicly inquired about the expedition, then combined this research with a found scholarly consensus about the lack of cognizance relating to the events. This revealed a disconnect, which led us to inquire as to the nature and origin of its historical omission. Our primary sources of research focused on the oral histories of ...


G.I. Jane Fem Etran Goes Corporate: An Exploration Of Post-9/11 Female Combat Veterans Transitioning To A Civilian Career, Tumona Austin 2019 Brandman University

G.I. Jane Fem Etran Goes Corporate: An Exploration Of Post-9/11 Female Combat Veterans Transitioning To A Civilian Career, Tumona Austin

Dissertations

Purpose: The purpose of this multiple-case study was to explore the experiences of post- 9/11 female combat veterans transitioning from military service to civilian careers, using the Schlossberg transition model factors of situation, self, social support, and strategies.

Methodology: This multiple-case study identified and interviewed post-9/11 female combat veterans transitioning from active-duty to civilian career. Respondents were purposively chosen based on specific criteria and expert panel recommendations.

Findings: Examination of case-study interview data and artifacts from the 3 post-9/11 female combat veterans indicated nine major findings:

1. The factor of situation clearly outweighed the other Schlossberg factors ...


Politics And Crisis In The 1850s: An Interview With Rachel Shelden, Ashley Whitehead Luskey 2019 Gettysburg College

Politics And Crisis In The 1850s: An Interview With Rachel Shelden, Ashley Whitehead Luskey

The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History

Today we are speaking with Rachel Shelden, Associate Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma. She is the author of Washington Brotherhood: Politics, Social Life, and the Coming of the Civil War (University of North Carolina Press, 2013), which received honorable mention for the Wiley-Silver Prize for the best first book on the Civil War and was a selection of the History book club. She is also the co-editor, with Gary W. Gallagher, of A Political Nation: New Directions in Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Political History (University of Virginia Press, 2012). Dr. Shelden serves as the book review editor for the ...


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