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Corps, Branch and Regimental Histories

Corps and regimental histories enjoy considerable importance in the history of the land forces. Navies and air forces have no real equivalent. Because of the strong tradition of official history, and the high quality of some of the earliest Canadian regimental histories, these serve as valuable historical sources. Those listed here are only a sample, chosen both for their quality and their coverage of several chronological periods within these pathfinders.

Barnard, W.T. - The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 1860-1960: one hundred years of Canada. - Don Mills, Ont.: Ontario Pub. Co., 1960. - 398 p.

Bell, Ken; Stacey, C.P. - 100 years: the Royal Canadian Regiment, 1883-1983. - Don Mills, Ont.: Collier Macmillan, 1983. - 184 p., chiefly ill.

* Bernier, Serge. - The Royal 22e Regiment. - Montreal: Art Global, 1999. -- Also published in French under the title: Le Royal 22e Régiment, 1914-1999

Castonguay, Jacques; Ross, Armand. - Le Régiment de la Chaudière. - Lévis, Qué.: Le Régiment de la Chaudière, 1983. - 644 p.

Eliot, S.R. - Scarlet to green: a history of intelligence in the Canadian Army, 1903-1963. - Toronto: Privately printed, 1981. - 769 p.

Gouin, Jacques, et al. - Bon coeur et bon bras: histoire du Régiment de Maisonneuve, 1880-1980. - Montréal: Le Régiment de Maisonneuve, 1980. - 298 p.

Gravel, Jean-Yves. - Les soldats-citoyens: histoire du Régiment de Trois-Rivières, 1871-1978. - Trois-Rivières, Qué.: Éditions du Bien Public, 1981. - 153 p.

Greenhous, Brereton. - Dragoon: the centennial history of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, 1883-1983. - Ottawa: Guild of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, 1983. - 557 p.

_____. - Semper paratus: the history of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment), 1862-1977. - By Kingsley Brown, Senior, Kingsley Brown, Junior, and Brereton Greenhous. - Revised and edited by Brereton Greenhous. - Hamilton, Ont.: The RHLI Historical Association, 1977. - 446 p.

Holmes, K.J. - The history of the Canadian Military Engineers. - Volume III: To 1971. - Edited by J.R. Newell. - Toronto: Military Engineering Institute of Canada, 1997. - 502 p.

Kerry, A.J.; McDill, W.A. - History of the Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers. - Ottawa: The Military Engineers Association of Canada, 1962. - 2 vol.

Nicholson, G.W.L. - Canada's nursing sisters. - Toronto: S. Stevens, Hakkert, 1975. - 272 p. - (Canadian War Museum historical publication number 13)

_____. - The gunners of Canada: a history of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery. - Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1967-1972. - 2 vol.

_____. - Seventy years of service: a history of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. - Ottawa: Borealis Press, 1977. - 388 p.

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