Through a Canadian Periscope: The Story of the Canadian Submarine Service

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Dundurn, Mar 10, 2014 - History - 424 pages
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Through a Canadian Periscope’s second edition celebrates the story of the Canadian submarine service on the occasion of its centenary in 2014.

Created in 1914, at the beginning of World War I, Canada’s submarine force has overcome repeated attempts to sink it since then. Surprise, controversy, political expediency, and naval manipulation flow through its one hundred-year history. Heroes and eccentrics, and ordinary people populate its remarkable story, epitomizing the true essence of the service.

Fully updated and with new and restored images, Through a Canadian Periscope offers a colourful and thoroughly researched account of the Canadian submarine service, from its unexpected inauguration in British Columbia on the first day of the World War I, through its uncertain future in the 1990s, to the present day.

This vivid account celebrates the individuals who dedicated themselves to the Canadian submarine service and in some instances lost their lives in submarines.

  

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Contents

FOREWORD TO THE SECOND EDITION
7
FOREWORD TO THE FIRST EDITION
9
PREFACE
11
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
15
19142014
19
PART ONE
21
CHAPTER ONE
23
CHAPTER TWO
41
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
232
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
249
PART THREE
257
CHAPTER NINETEEN
259
CHAPTER TWENTY
270
CHAPTER TWENTYONE
278
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO
288
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE
310

CHAPTER THREE
63
CHAPTER FOUR
71
CHAPTER FIVE
89
CHAPTER SIX
100
CHAPTER SEVEN
111
CHAPTER EIGHT
121
CHAPTER NINE
131
PART TWO
137
CHAPTER TEN
139
CHAPTER ELEVEN
150
CHAPTER TWELVE
167
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
186
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
206
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
213
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
224
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR
319
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE
330
CHAPTER TWENTYSIX
335
CHAPTER TWENTYSEVEN
343
CHAPTER TWENTYEIGHT
354
CHAPTER TWENTYNINE
363
EPILOGUE
372
APPENDICES
378
NOTES
386
INTERVIEWS
398
BIBLIOGRAPHY
401
INDEX
408
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
421
Copyright

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About the author (2014)

Julie H. Ferguson is the author of Sing a New Song: Portraits of Canada's Crusading Bishops, James Douglas: Father of British Columbia, other books on Canadian history, and four for writers. She is a sought-after professional speaker and leads one of Port Moody's acclaimed writers' groups. For more, visit www.beaconlit.com.

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