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category: Biography & Autobiography
published: Sep 2004
publisher: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
imprint: Amazing Stories

Great Military Leaders

Charismatic Canadian Commanders

by Norman Leach

tagged: military, canada

"I never saw his equal for true grit... He lay all day with his body torn and bleeding, and it was only at night when the stretcher bearers could approach the trench to get out the wounded that he was carried away, and then he went last." The history of Canada is filled with charismatic and talented military leaders. Each of the men featured in this collection was wildly successful in business and used his private wealth to provide Canada with a military unit at its times of greatest need. Today these respected units continue to serve Canada and Canadians.

About the Author

Norman Leach

Contributor Notes

NORMAN LEACH is an historian, freelance writer, and professional speaker from Calgary, Alberta. A graduate of the University of Manitoba, where he majored in Strategic Studies, he focuses on pre-1919 Canadian history -- particularly military history. He was named an honorary peacekeeper by the Canadian Armed Forces for his contributions to the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. He has written on military, business, and lifestyle topics as well as having been editor in chief of a Calgary magazine.

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