These books will be of limited interest due to the subject matter and cost, but I thought I would make a note of it here in any event. I hope to include some more affordable, general-interest soft-covers in the months to come, depending on my time.
The most recent book is YORKTON'S GUNNERS; 146 pages in colour, with many never before published photos tracing the 64th Field Battery's history from 1920 to the current day. My dad served in the battery in the 1950s so there is obviously an ulterior motive here. The battery mobilized for the Second World War but did not fight overseas; however, there is a fair amount of technical discussion of artillery units and organization as background, including a general survey of the development of artillery in the First World War and modernization in the 1930s and 1940s. I have included a fair amount of detail on uniforms and insignia, as well as trade/appointments in artillery batteries and a little bit on vehicles. Unfortunately really good documentary sources with personal stories were hard to come by, though there are a few personal anecdotes in the mix as well.
The first book, GALLANT CALGARIANS, which I published in June, is a history of our regimental re-enactment unit from inception in 1996 to this year and what was probably our final "gig." Just under 100 pages with over 200 full colour photos showing a variety of First and Second World War impressions, as well as Korean War stuff, and also some pictures of the bigger events out in Ottawa that we attended. The title is a bit of a take-off on our regimental First World War history GALLANT CANADIANS. Seeing the dictionary definition of "gallant" includes "dandy" (as in someone who likes to "dress up", the title doesn't seem as inappropriate as it might at first blush if one thinks of "gallant" only in terms of gallantry or bravery).
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