From soldiers on the ground, sailors on the seas, and fliers in the air, this is a history of those men and women our country has placed in harm's way.
From Siberia to Somalia, the Yukon to Yugoslavia, Korea, the Congo, the Middle East, Cyprus, Iraq, and Afghanistan, the Canadian soldier has risked life and limb for reasons and causes that Canada and Canadians believe to be right.
Canadian Armed Forces: A Salute spotlights some of our oft-forgotten history and individuals . . . the Canadian who won a Victoria Cross during the Charge of the Light Brigade, the Canadians who were involved in what was probably the last Cavalry charge, the Devil's Brigade that signaled the formation of the first Special Forces unit, and the D-Day Dodgers without whom D-Day in France may have been as much a fiasco as the Dieppe landings.
This is a book that chronicles the humble heroism and often unacknowledged bravery that are a part of the Canadian soldier's story. The book captures the tragedy and the comedy that are part of daily life in the Canadian military. This is an unabashed salute.