Table of Contents for Canadians and War, Vol. 1

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Lammi Publishing, Inc. is pleased to release the table of contents for our first semi-annual essay collection on Canadian military history.

Lunenburg’s “Quiet Riot” and Maritime Resistance to the 1917 Military Service Act
by Maryanne Lewell

Maryanne Lewell is a PhD candidate at the University of New Brunswick, where she is studying the Acadians of the Maritime Provinces in the Great War. She is also a high school history teacher at Saint John High School, where she has taught since 2002.

Canada’s Eagles over HUSKY: Canadian Airmen in the Battle of Sicily
by Alexander Fitzgerald-Black

Alex has been published in a number of popular and academic periodicals. Most recently, he wrote an article for Airforce Magazine entitled “Two Canadian Aces of ‘The Greatest Air Battle of the Mediterranean War.’” In late 2013, “Canadian Airmen over Italy” appeared in Legion Magazine. Earlier that year, he co-authored “Husky’s Price: A Window on 21 Lives Lost in Sicily” in Canadian Military History, having previously published in that leading academic journal in 2012. He maintains a blog focusing mainly on his historical research at and is a contributor to He also posts regularly on twitter as @alexfitzblack.  He has an MA in History from the University of New Brunswick and is presently working to turn his thesis into a manuscript.

Who Were Their Liberators?
by Matthew Douglass

Matthew Douglass is a Fredericton native. He obtained his Masters in History at the University of New Brunswick in 2013, where he examined the combat effectiveness of the New Brunswick Rangers, an Independent Heavy Machine Gun company during the Second World War. He was a participant of the 2012 Canadian Battlefields Foundation Tour to France and Belgium, and the following summer he took part in the Canadian-American Staff Ride Tour of Sicily that coincided with the 70th Anniversary commemoration tour. He is currently expanding his MA thesis into a manuscript for the New Brunswick Military Heritage Project series while also pursuing an MBA. Matt can be found on Twitter using the handle @matty_d_89

Canadian Army Humour: Second World War
By Lieutenant Colonel W.A. (Bill) Leavey, MA, CD (Retired)

Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) W.A. (Bill) Leavey served in the Canadian Army Infantry from 1967 to 2008. The field units he served in include the Black Watch, Royal Highland Regiment of Canada (RHC), the Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR), the Canadian Airborne Regiment (CAR), and the Princess of Wales Own Regiment (PWOR). From 1994 to 1998 he was seconded with Veterans Affairs Canada as military liaison officer for the Canada Remembers Program, a commemoration group celebrating battle and campaign anniversaries for all of Canada’s major wartime events. LCol Leavey holds a Master’s degree in English from the Royal Military College. He has written two books of anecdotes for the RHC and RCR, entitled War Stories, Anecdotes and Lies. LCol Leavey has also published numerous stories, articles, and essays on military humour and humour in general in local and national magazines and newspapers. He lives in Kingston, Ontario with his wife Maureen, a 35-year veteran herself, and their granddaughter Maggee, 11, and her pet rabbit Humphrey.


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