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Deeply Canadian

Deeply Canadian by Julie Ferguson
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A book for everyone who is interested in naval history, Deeply Canadian: New Submarines for a New Millennium tells the story of how Canada nearly lost her submarine service in the 1990s after decades of dedicated duty." Written in a clear and concise style, Deeply Canadian is informative and does not resort to technical jargon to make its point -- highly recommended." Cdr. Michael Young, CD, (Ret), contributing editor, Maritime Affairs.Canada has a tradition of undervaluing her armed services and her navy has been no exception. However Canada's small submarine service has had the toughest fight to stay alive of any branch in her military. Over the last fifteen years it has been an on-again, off-again proposition but, in 1998, the government gave the Silent Service its reprieve when Cabinet approved the acquisition of four new submarines to replace the aging Oberon class boats.Beginning where the successful Through a Canadian Periscope (Dundurn 1995) left off, Deeply Canadian explains why Canada is acquiring new submarines at the turn of a millennium that, for the moment at least, does not look like suffering another world war. An enjoyable, jargon-free read, it recounts the latest, bedeviled submarine acquisition against the backdrop of Canada's submarine heritage and naval/ political history. Deeply Canadian also explores why conventionally-powered submarines are a realistic choice for Canada and what the new four Victoria class boats will add to the country's security and NATO in the 21st century.
Double Dragon Publishing; December 2001
247 pages; ISBN 9781894841177
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Title: Deeply Canadian
Author: Julie Ferguson