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June 2012 will mark 200 years since the declaration of the War of 1812. Are you looking for books commemorating Canada's military history or recounting Canada's wartime experiences? Scroll down for a listing of books covering the First World War, the Second World War, other military conflicts, and wartime reminiscences of the men and women who served. For current military issues, please see Defence and Security.

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War of 1812

The Astonishing General: The Life and Legacy of Sir Isaac Brock $35.00
The Call to Arms: The 1812 Invasions of Upper Canada $19.99
Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst: Everyday Life in Upper Canada, 1812-1814 $21.99
The Invasion of Canada: Battles of the War of 1812 $19.95
Isaac Brock: Canada's Hero in the War of 1812 $9.95
Laura Secord: Heroine of the War of 1812 $19.99
Redcoated Ploughboys: The Volunteer Battalion of Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada, 1813-1815 $35.00
Tecumseh $19.95
Tecumseh: Diplomat and Warrior in the War of 1812 $9.95

Early Military History

Battle Cries in the Wilderness: The Struggle for North America in the Seven Years' War $19.99
Canada's Soldiers in South Africa: Tales from the Boer War, 1899-1902 $9.95

First World War

Billy Bishop: Top Canadian Flying Ace $9.95
Brave Battalion: The Remarkable Saga of the 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish) in the First World War $36.95
The Diary of an Artillery Officer: The 1st Canadian Divisional Artillery on the Western Front $28.99
First to Die: The First Canadian Navy Casualties in the First World War $24.95
Hell in Flanders Fields: Canadians at the Second Battle of Ypres $36.00
Hell's Corner: An Illustrated History of Canada's Great War, 1914 - 1918 $50.00
Hold the Oxo! A Teenage Soldier Writes Home $14.99
Mysteries, Legends and Myths of the First World War: Canadian Soldiers in the Trenches and in the Air $9.95
The War to End All Wars: The Story of World War I $24.99

Second World War

Aces, Warriors and Wingmen: Firsthand Accounts of Canada's Fighter Pilots in the Second World War $34.99
Amazing Airmen: Canadian Flyers in the Second World War $24.99
Canadians in the Battle of the Atlantic $18.95
Corvettes Canada: Convoy Veterans of World War II Tell Their True Stories $36.95
Great Canadian War Heroes: Victoria Cross Recipients of World War II on sale $6.95
Greatcoats and Glamour Boots: Canadian Women at War (1939-1945) on sale $16.99
Halifax at War: Searchlights, Squadrons and Submarines, 1939-1945 $24.95
Hell and High Water: Canada and the Italian Campaign $29.99
Holding Juno: Canada's Heroic Defence of the D-Day Beaches, June 7–12, 1944 $27.95
Incredible Tales of the Royal Canadian Air Force: Unsung Heroes of World War II $9.95
The Last Good War: An Illustrated History of Canada in the Second World War, 1939–1945 $55.00
Maple Leaf Against the Axis: Canada's Second World War on sale $14.95
Men of Steel: Canadian Paratroopers in Normandy, 1944 $19.99
No Price Too High: Canadians and the Second World War on sale $24.99
On To Victory: The Canadian Liberation of the Netherlands, March 23 – May 5, 1945 $27.95
Operation Husky: The Canadian Invasion of Sicily, July 10-August 7, 1943 $27.95
Rare Courage: Veterans of the Second World War Remember $34.99
Sergeant Gander: A Canadian Hero $19.99
Terrible Victory: First Canadian Army and the Scheldt Estuary Campaign, September 13 – November 6, 1944 $27.95
Tragedy at Dieppe: Operation Jubilee, August 19, 1942 $37.95
Unsung Heroes of the Canadian Army $9.95
We Were Freedom: Canadian Stories of the Second World War $35.00

General Canadian Military History

The Avro Arrow: A Picture History $9.95
The Avro Arrow Story: The Revolutionary Airplane and Its Courageous Test Pilots $9.95
Canada Under Attack $19.99
Canadian Battles: Canada's Role in Major World Conflicts $18.95
Canadian Military Atlas: Four Centuries of Conflict from New France to Kosovo $19.95
Canadian Peacekeepers: Ten Stories of Valour in War-torn Countries $9.95
The Fighting Canadians: Our Regimental History from New France to Afghanistan $22.99
Fortune Favours the Brave: Tales of Courage and Tenacity in Canadian Military History $35.00
The Kids Book of Canada at War $19.95
The Oxford Companion to Canadian Military History $70.00
Triumph at Kapyong: Canada's Pivotal Battle in Korea $22.99
Unbelievable Canadian War Stories $9.95
Warships of the Bay of Quinte $28.00
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