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In Peace Prepared : Innovation and Adaptation in Canada's Cold War Army - Andrew B. Godefroy

In Peace Prepared

Innovation and Adaptation in Canada's Cold War Army


Published: 31st October 2014
For Ages: 22+ years old
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The Allies claimed victory at the end of the Second World War, but the United States' invention of the atomic bomb and its replication by the Soviet Union posed new dangers for all nations. This book examines what Canada's Cold War Army did to prepare for nuclear war - and why and how it did it. Although the war never materialized, officers, scientists, engineers, and designers developed a collaborative and systematic approach to problem solving that not only transformed the organization of Canada's army but also influenced how armies in the Western Alliance related to one another during the Cold War and beyond.

Preface Introduction 1 Soldiers as Innovators: The Evolution of Army Combat Development 2 Shadow over Victory: From Occupation to Cold War Army, 1945-50 3 Going East and West: Combat Development in the Hot and Cold Wars, 1950-54 4 Ensuring Destruction: Designing the Tactical Nuclear Army, 1954-58 5 Atomic War Games: Combat Development through Simulation, 1958-64 6 Towards a Flexible Response: Creating a Post-Atomic Mobile Command, 1963-68 Conclusion Appendices Notes Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9780774827027
ISBN-10: 0774827025
Series: Studies in Canadian Military History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 31st October 2014
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.54