Building the army's backbone : Canadian non-commissioned officers in the Second World War (Book, 2022) [WorldCat.org]
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Building the army's backbone : Canadian non-commissioned officers in the Second World War

Author: Andrew L Brown
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, [2022]
Series: Studies in Canadian military history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In September 1939, the Canadian army, a tiny force of around 55,000 regulars and reservists, began a remarkable expansion. "Building the Army's Backbone" tells the story of how senior leadership created a corps of non-commissioned officers (NCOs) that helped the burgeoning force train, fight, and win. This innovative book uncovers the army's two-track NCO production system: locally organized training programs were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brown, Andrew L. (Andrew Lawrence), 1968-
Building the army's backbone.
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2021
(OCoLC)1267406719
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew L Brown
ISBN: 9780774866965 0774866969
OCLC Number: 1243349478
Description: xii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Profile of the Infantry Senior NCOs --
NCO Development before the War --
The Wartime Army's Expectations of Its NCOs --
Wartime Drivers of NCO Development --
Unit and Formation Programs --
The Mass Army's Programs in Canada --
The Mass Army's Programs in the United Kingdom --
Managing the Talent.
Series Title: Studies in Canadian military history.
Responsibility: Andrew L. Brown.

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Building the Army's Backbone reveals how the creation of Canada's Second World War corps of non-commissioned officers helped the force train, fight, and win.  Read more...

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