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An examination of Canada's airborne experience, 1942-1995. This book captures the "schizophrenic" attitude of the Canadian governments, the military and the public towards the Airborne. From the creation of the postwar Mobile Striking Force and Defence of Canada Force to the disbandment of the Airborne Regiment, the Army's key problem remained its inability to find a viable, long-term role that made airborne forces indispensable. Horn does more than just analyse the politics behind the birth, development and demise of the airborne forces. He pays tribute to those who either served in or supported the Regiment and/or its predecessors during the 53 years of the “Canadian airborne experience.” A rare look into the decision making process in Ottawa, with its personalities and motives, heroes and villains, and causes and betrayals. The author carefully examines the Somalia Incident and other scandals, which provided the political death knell for the Airborne Regiment in light of the systemic problems of leadership, and the lack of government support. A rare look into the birth and development of the Canadian Airborne Forces Tribute paid to those who served or supported the Regiment during its 53 years Contentious study of a number of well-known incidents including the Somalia Incident
  • AUTHOR: Horn, B
  • FORMAT: 288pp Bw 230x180 Pb
  • Code: 15386

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