Second World War Canadian Formation, Corps and Regimental Histories
(including personal accounts)

Formation Histories

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First Canadian  Division

First Canadian Division

The Old Red Patch: The 1st Canadian Division 1915-1988   Minister of Supply and Services Canada, 1988

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Second Canadian  Division

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Fifth Canadian Brigade

Copp, Terry  The Brigade : the Fifth Canadian Infantry Brigade, 1939-45 Fortress Publications, Stoney Creek, ON, 1992.

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Fourth Canadian (Armoured) Division

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Fourth Canadian Armoured Brigade

Europe, July 1944-May 1945 : A Brief History of the 4th Canadian Armoured Brigade in Action July 1944-May 1945 : West Brothers, Mitcham, England   1945. (47pp.)

Royal Canadian Artillery

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General History

Falconer, D. W. Battery Flashes of W.W. II : a Thumb-nail Sketch of Canadian Artillery Batteries during the 1939-1945 Conflict 1985.
Nicholson, Gerald W. L.  The Gunners of Canada : the History of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery  McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, ON: c1967-1972 (Two Volumes)

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First Canadian  Division

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The History of the Second Field Regiment, R.C.A., Sep 1939-Jun 1945. [Ontario? 19--]
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Second Canadian  Division

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Blackburn, George G   The Guns of Normandy  McClelland & Stewart, Toronto,  1995.
Blackburn, George G  The Guns of Victory McClelland & Stewart, Toronto,  1996.
Jackson, H.M. The Royal Regiment of Artillery, Ottawa, 1855-1952  Ottawa, 1952
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The Six Years of 6 Canadian Field Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery September 1939 - September 1945  Bilthoven, Holland, 1945

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Third Canadian  Division
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Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers

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Kerry, A.J and W.A. McDill The History of the Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers   Military Engineers Association of Canada, 1962-1966.

Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

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Moir, John S. Editor  edited by John S. Moir History of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, 1903-1961 / written by officers of the corps Ottawa, ON  1962

Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

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General History

Warren, Arnold  Wait for the Wagon : the story of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps   McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, Ontario, 1961. (413pp.)

Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

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Feasby, W.R. (Editor)  Official History of the Canadian Medical Services 1939-1945  Queen's Printer, Ottawa, ON, 1956
Nicholson, Gerald W. L. Seventy Tears of Service : a History of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps   Ottawa : Borealis Press, 1977. (388pp.)

Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

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Rannie, William F., Editor.  To the Thunderer His Arms: the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps/written by members of the Corps, W.F. Rannie, Lincoln, ON 1984 (360pp.)

Canadian Provost Corps

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General History

Ritchie, Andrew R.   Watchdog: A History of the Canadian Provost Corps   University of Toronto Press, Toronto, ON, 1995. (344 pp.)

Canadian Armoured Corps

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General History

Marteinson, J.K.  The Royal Canadian Armoured Corps: An Illustrated History  Toronto, ON: Royal Canadian Armoured Corps Association, 2000
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First Canadian Army

The Elgin Regiment

Curchin, Leonard A.  The Elgins: The Story of the Elgin Regiment (RCAC) and its Predecessors  St. Thomas, ON: Sutherland Press, 1977.
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I Canadian Corps
The Royal Canadian Dragoons

Greenhous, Brereton.  Dragoon: The Centennial History of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, 1883-1983  Belleville, ON: Guild of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, 1983.

Worthington, L.  Spur and Sprocket

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II Canadian Corps

12th Manitoba Dragoons

Henry, Charles E.  Regimental History of the 18th Armoured Car Regiment  Deventer: Nederlandsche Diepdruk Inrichting, 1945
Tascona, Bruce.  XII Manitoba Dragoons: A Tribute  1991
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First Armoured Brigade
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Robert McLaughlin Gallery.  The Ontario Regiment RCAC: 125 Years  Oshawa, ON: The Gallery, 1990.
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Second Armoured Brigade
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Stark, Foster M.  A History of the First Hussars Regiment 1856-1945  London, ON: 1951
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Wilson, Eric Mackay (Editor)  Vanguard: The Fort Garry Horse in the Second World War  Doetinchem, Netherlands:   Uitgevers-Maatschappij 1945
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First Canadian  Division
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Jackson, Harold McGill The Princess Louise Dragoon Guards: A History 1951

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Second Canadian  Division
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VIII Reconnaissance Regiment (14th Canadian Hussars)

Williams, C.D. (Editor) Sabertache: The Memorial Journal of the VIII Recce Association March 1966
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Third Canadian  Division
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(17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars)
Pavey, Captain Walter G. An Historical Account of the 7th Canadian Reconnaissance Regiment (17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars) in The World War 1939-1945
Stephen, Lorne Edwin Bash On Recce! Memoirs of a Canadian Armoured Reconnaissance Regimental Officer, 17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars, 7th Canadian Reconnaissance Regiment, Montreal Best Read Books, Ottawa, ON, 1997 (237 pp.)
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Fourth Canadian (Armoured) Division
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Graves, Donald E. South Albertas : a Canadian Regiment at War Toronto : Robin Brass

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21st Canadian Armoured Regiment (The Governor General's Foot Guards) The Regimental History of the Governor General's Foot Guards [prepared by a committee of the Guards] : Mortimer, Ottawa, ON, 1948. (268 pp.)

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22nd Canadian Armoured Regiment (The Canadian Grenadier Guards) Duguid, Archer Fortescue History of the Canadian Grenadier Guards, 1760-1964 Gazette, Montreal, PQ, 1965. (520 pp.)

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28th Canadian Armoured Regiment (The British Columbia Regiment) Harker, Douglas E The Dukes : The Story of the Men Who Served in Peace and War With The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own) 1883-1973 British Columbia Regiment, Vancouver, BC, 1974. (438 pp.)

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Fifth Canadian (Armoured) Division

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51.gif (971 bytes) Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) Cunniffe, Richard.   The Story of a Regiment: Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians)   Calgary, AB:  Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) Regimental Society, 1995
McAvity, James Malcolm.  Lord Srathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians): A Record of Achievement  Toronto, ON: Brigdens, 1947
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Canadian Infantry Corps

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First Canadian Army

The Royal Montreal Regiment

Fetherstonhaugh, R. C.  The Royal Montreal Regiment, 1925-1945  Westmount, PQ:  Royal Montreal Regiment, 1949

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First Canadian   Division

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The Saskatoon Light Infantry (M.G.) Mitchell, Howard My War With The Saskatoon Light Infantry (M.G.), 1939-1945 Rosetown Publishing Company, Fiske, SK, 1980? (129 pp.)
Walker, Drayton Ernest A Resume of The Story of 1st Battalion, the Saskatoon Light Infantry (M.G.) General Printing & Bookbinding, Saskatoon, SK, 1947.
1st Battalion, the Saskatoon Light Infantry MG, Canadian Army Overseas: Honour roll, 10th July, 1943 to 8th May, 1945, Sicily, Italy, Holland Gale & Polden, Aldershot, UK, 1945.
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Galloway, Strome Bravely Into Battle: The Autobiography of A Canadian Soldier in World War Two Stoddart, Toronto, ON, 1988.
Galloway, Strome "55 Axis": With The Royal Canadian Regiment, 1939-1945 Provincial Publishing Co, Montreal, PQ, c1946. (232 pp.)
Galloway, Strome The General Who Never Was Mika, Belleville, ON, 1981
Stacey, Charles Perry 100 years : the Royal Canadian Regiment, 1883-1983 Collier-Macmillan, Don Mills, ON, 1983. (184 pp.)
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Capon, Alan R.  Mascots of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment   Picton,  ON: The Picton Gazette Publishing Co., 1977 (31pp)
Graham, Howard.  Citizen and Soldier: The Memoirs of Lieutenant-General Howard Graham  Toronto, ON: McClelland and Stewart, 1987 (304pp)
Mowat, Farley  And No Birds Sang
Mowat, Farley My Father's Son: Memories of War and Peace  Key Porter Books Limited, 1992.
Mowat, Farley  The Regiment   McLelland and Stewart Inc., Toronto, ON, 1955.
Smith, Kenneth B., Duffy's Regiment : A History of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Dundurn Press, Toronto, ON, 1987 (222 pp.)
signcan.gif (956 bytes) The 48th Highlanders of Canada Beattie, Kim, Dileas: History of the 48th Highlanders of Canada, 1929-1956 48th Highlanders of Canada, Toronto, ON, 1957. (847 pp.)
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Clegg, Howard  A Canuck in England: Journal of a Canadian Soldier Harrap, London, UK, 1942. (160pp.)
Frost, Charles Sydney Once a Patricia : Memoirs of a Junior Infantry Officer in World War II Vanwell Publishing, St. Catharines, ON, 1988.
Stevens, George Roy Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry: 1919-1957 (411 pp.)
Williams, Jeffery Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry: Leo Cooper ; in association with Secker & Warburg, London, 1985. (124 pp.)
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Roy, Reginald The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, 1919-1965 Evergreen Press, Vancouver, BC, 1969 (560 pp.)
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The Loyal Edmonton Regiment

Brown, Shaun RG The Loyal Edmonton Regiment at War, 1943-1945 (Master's Thesis) Wilfrid Laurier University, 1984.
Stevens, George Roy A City Goes to War: History of the Loyal Edmonton Regiment (3PPCLI) Charters Publishing Company, Brampton, ON, 1965.
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Raddall, Thomas.   West Novas  Liverpool, UK: 1947

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The Toronto Scottish Regiment Grant, D.W. Carry On : the History of the Toronto Scottish Regiment (M.G.) : 1939-1945  Vancouver, B.C., 1949.
signwpg.gif (965 bytes) The Royal Regiment of Canada Goodspeed, Donald James  Battle Royal : a History of the The Royal Regiment of Canada, 1862-1962 Royal Regiment of Canada Association, Toronto, c1962.
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Marchand, Gerard.  Le Regiment de Maisonneuves Vers la Victoire
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Bercuson, David Jay Battalion of Heroes : the Calgary Highlanders in World War II  Calgary Highlanders Regimental Funds Foundation,Calgary, AB, 1994.
Holm, Frank P.  A Backwards Glance: The Personal Story of an Infantry Signaller With The Calgary Highlanders in World War II   Frank P. Holm, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, 1989.
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Queen-Hughes, R.W. Whatever Men Dare: History of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada, 1935-1960  The Regiment, Winnpeg, MB, 1960.

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The South Saskatchewan Regiment Buchanan, G.B.  The March of the Prairie Men  Midwest Litho Ltd., Saskatoon, SK, 1957

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Brown, Gordon, DSO, MID, NBL and Copp, Terry.  Look to Your Front: Regina Rifles: A Regiment at War 1944-45  (Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies, 2001)
Mein, Stewart A.G. Up the Johns! The Story of the Royal Regina Rifles
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Martin, Charles Cromwell, DCM, MM. Battle Diary
Whitsead, Roy  Canadians: A Battalion At War
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Snowie, Allan J. Bloody Buron: The Battle of Buron, Normandy - 8 July 1944 Erin, ON: Boston Mills Press, 1984
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The North Nova Scotia Highlanders Bird, Will R. No Retreating Footsteps: The Story of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders

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Fourth Canadian (Armoured) Division

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The Lake Superior Regiment (Motor)

Stanley, George F. G. In the Face of Danger: The History of The Lake Superior Regiment: Lake Superior Scottish Regiment, Port Arthur, ON. c1960.
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10th Independent Machine Gun Company (The New Brunswick Rangers)

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The Lincoln and Welland Regiment

Rogers, R. L. The History of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment Ottawa, ON, 1954 (465 pp.)
Hayes, Geoffrey William, The Lincs : A History of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment At War  Maple Leaf Route, Alma, ON, 1986. (139 pp.)
Hayes, Geoffrey William The Friction of War: A Study of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment, 1940-1945 (Master's Thesis) : National Library of Canada, Ottawa, ON. c1985.
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The Algonquin Regiment

Cassidy, G. L. Warpath : From Tilly-la-Campagne to the Kusten Canal   PaperJacks, Markham, ON,1948.
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The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's)

Fraser, Robert L.,Black yesterdays : The Argylls' War  Argyll Regimental Foundation, Hamilton, ON,  1996.(608 pp.)

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Fifth Canadian (Armoured) Division

   11th Independent Machine Gun Company (The Princess Louise Fusiliers) &
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Scislowski, Stanley.  Not All Of Us Were Brave  Toronto, Dundurn Press, 1997.
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Morrison, Alex.  The Breed of Manly Men: The History of the Cape Breton Highlanders   Toronto, ON: Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies, 1994.

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The Irish Regiment of Canada Rowland, Barry D.  The Padre   Scarborough, ON: Consolidated Amethyst Communications Inc., 1982 ISBN 0-920474-25-X. 
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1st Canadian Parachute Battalion

Hartigan, Daniel Ronald.  A Rising of Courage: Canada's Paratroops in the Liberation of Normandy  Calgary, AB: Drop Zone Publishers, 2000

Nolan, Brian.  Airborne: The Heroic Story of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion in the Second World War  Toronto, ON: Lester Publishing, 1995.

Rice, Gary Harold.  Paratrooper: The Story of 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion's First Regimental Sergeant Major, Warrant Officer Class I Wendell James (Knobby) Clark  Carleton Place, ON: Gehr Pub., 1999

Willes, John A.  Out of the Clouds: The History of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion  Port Perry, ON: Port Perry Printing, 1982

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2nd Canadian Parachute Battalion

(First Special Service Force)

Adleman, Robert H.  The Devil's Brigade  Toronto, ON: Bantam Books of Canada, 1967

Burhans, Robert D.  The First Special Service Force: A War History of the North Americans 1942-1944  Nashville, TN: Battery Press, 1981

Coottingham, Peter Layton.  Once Upon A Wartime  Neepawa, MB: P.L. Cottingham, 1996

Peppard, Herb: The Lighthearted Soldier: A Canadian's Exploits with the Black Devils in WW II  Halifax, NS: Nimbus Publishing Ltd., 1994

Canadian Women's Army Corps
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Conrad, William Hugh Athene: The Canadian Women's Army Corps: Their Story Dartmouth, NS: Wm. McNab and Son Ltd., 1983 ISBN 0969149204

Gossage, Carolyn.  Greatcoats and Glamour Boots: Canadian Women at War, 1939-1945   Toronto, ON: Dundurn Press, 2001

Hawker, Harriett.  It Was Her War Too  Edmonton, AB:  H & P Hawker, 1996

Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
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Johnston, Murray.  The Story of the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and of the Land Ordnance Engineering Branch  1984

Canadian Intelligence Corps
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The Canadian Intelligence Corps  Ottawa, ON: Queen's Printer, 1952