Fortune Favours the Brave

Fortune Favours the Brave

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Many Canadians see the role their countrya€™s military plays in Afghanistan as an anomaly. However, this assumption is far from the truth. As U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has commented, qCanadians are fierce fighters.q Fortune Favours the Brave certainly proves this point in a collection of essays that showcases the fighting spirit and courage of Canadaa€™s military. Daring actions featured in the book include the intrepid assault on the Fortress of Louisbourg and the cat-and-mouse struggle between Canadian partisans and Rogersa€™s Rangers in the Seven Yearsa€™ War in the 1750s; the seesaw battle for the Niagara frontier in the War of 1812; an innovative trench raid in the First World War; the valiant parachute assault to penetrate the Third Reich in the Second World War; the infamous battle at Kapa€™yong in the Korean War; covert submarine operations during the Cold War; the Medak Pocket clash in Croatia in the early 1990s; and Operation Medusa in Afghanistan.Tales of Courage and Tenacity in Canadian Military History Colonel Bernd Horn ... from England, and a company of 80 carpenters under the direction of Mr. Meserve, and 500 Rangers were also in Halifax. ... A diagram describing the organization of the British invasion forcea#39;s line of battle is available in the Jeffery Amherstanbsp;...

Title:Fortune Favours the Brave
Author:Colonel Bernd Horn
Publisher:Dundurn - 2009-01-26


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