From the list on Canada’s Second World War - that aren’t memoirs.
Who am I?
I read my first book on WWII when I was 8 years old. It was about the Battle of Britain and I’ve never looked back. I began specializing in 20th Century Canadian military history in very literally all its facets. Discussing the war with hundreds of Canadian veterans over the last half century has been immensely inspirational to me. I’ve obtained a Ph.D. in Canadian military history from McGill University, visited Canadian battlefields in Europe at least 15 times, worked as the WWII historian at the Canadian War Museum, and have published on many aspects of Canadian military history. For more than 30 years I have been able to teach these subjects to students.
Serge's book list on Canada’s Second World War - that aren’t memoirs
Why did Serge love this book?
North Atlantic Run was the first hard assessment of the Royal Canadian Navy’s campaign in the North Atlantic shepherding supply convoys to Britain.
Milner’s understanding of the naval war and Canadian naval policy is unsurpassed. His descriptions of Canada’s corvettes and destroyers going to sea with hastily trained crews and often inferior technology help us realize just how hard the men’s tasks were in the face of experienced U-boat crews.
The navy was stretched very thinly, and it is sobering that many convoys under Canadian protection suffered grievous losses in the desperate years 1942-43 when compared to those escorted primarily by British forces that benefitted from the latest submarine detection equipment. But the tide turned in 1943 and the Canadians played a massive role in ensuring that it stayed that way until war’s end.