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Fortune Favours the Brave: Tales of Courage and Tenacity in Canadian Military History

Fortune Favours the Brave: Tales of Courage and Tenacity in Canadian Military History    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-1-55002-841-6
Pages 448
Language English only
Price $35.00
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Edited by Colonel Bernd Horn.
Published by Dundurn Press, 2009.


Many Canadians see the combat role their country's military plays in Afghanistan as an anomaly. However, this assumption is far from the truth. As U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has commented, "Canadians are fierce fighters." Fortune Favours the Brave certainly proves this point in a collection of essays that showcases the fighting spirit and courage of Canada's military.

Daring actions featured in the book include
  • the intrepid assault on the Fortress of Louisbourg and the cat-and-mouse struggle between Canadian partisans and Rogers's Rangers in the Seven Years' War in the 1750s;
  • the seesaw battle for the Niagara frontier in the War of 1812;
  • an innovative trench raid in the First World War; the valiant parachute assault to penetrate the Third Reich in the Second World War;
  • the infamous battle at Kap'yong in the Korean War; covert submarine operations during the Cold War;
  • the Medak Pocket clash in Croatia in the early 1990s;
  • and Operation Medusa in Afghanistan.
Colonel Bernd Horn is an experienced infantry officer who is currently serving as the deputy commander of Canada's Special Operations Forces Command. He is an adjunct professor of history at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, and has authored, co-authored, edited, and co-edited more than 20 books.

From the same author:
Men of Steel: Canadian Paratroopers in Normandy, 1944

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