Crerar's lieutenants : inventing the Canadian junior army officer, 1939-45 (eBook, 2017) []
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Crerar's lieutenants : inventing the Canadian junior army officer, 1939-45

Crerar's lieutenants : inventing the Canadian junior army officer, 1939-45

Author: Geoffrey Hayes
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2017.
Series: Studies in Canadian military history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In 1943, General Harry Crerar noted that there was still much confusion as to "what constitutes an 'officer.'" His words reflected the preoccupation of army officials to invent an ideal officer who would not only meet the demands of war but also conform to notions of social class and masculinity. Drawing on a wide range of sources and exploring the issue of leadership through new lenses, this book looks at how the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Hayes, Geoffrey, 1961-
Crerar's lieutenants.:
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2017] ©2017
Named Person: Henry Duncan Graham Crerar; Henry Duncan Graham Crerar
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Hayes
ISBN: 9780774834858 0774834854 9780774834865 0774834862 9780774834872 0774834870 9780774834841 0774834846
OCLC Number: 987578722
Awards: Winner of C.P. Stacey Award for scholarly work in Canadian Military History 2017 (Canada)
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Foundations --
Mobilization --
Selection --
Training --
The fighting begins --
Taking stock --
Negotiating battle --
Last days.
Series Title: Studies in Canadian military history.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Hayes.
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This book illustrates not only the challenges many junior officers faced during the Second World War, it also points to the enduring problem of living up to the image of an ideal middle-class male.  Read more...


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