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    Fortune Favours the Brave: Tales of Courage and Tenacity in Canadian Military History (Paperback) By (author) Colonel Bernd Horn, Foreword by Romeo Dallaire

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    DescriptionMany Canadians see the role their country's military plays in Afghanistan as an anomaly. However, this assumption is far from the truth. As U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has commented, "Canadians are fierce fighters." Fortune Favours the Brave certainly proves this point in a collection of essays that showcases the fighting spirit and courage of Canada's military.Daring actions featured in the book include the intrepid assault on the Fortress of Louisbourg and the cat-and-mouse struggle between Canadian partisans and Rogers's Rangers in the Seven Years' War in the 1750s; the seesaw battle for the Niagara frontier in the War of 1812; an innovative trench raid in the First World War; the valiant parachute assault to penetrate the Third Reich in the Second World War; the infamous battle at Kap'yong in the Korean War; covert submarine operations during the Cold War; the Medak Pocket clash in Croatia in the early 1990s; and Operation Medusa in Afghanistan.

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    Fortune Favours the Brave
    Tales of Courage and Tenacity in Canadian Military History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Colonel Bernd Horn, Foreword by Romeo Dallaire
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 446
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 703 g
    ISBN 13: 9781550028416
    ISBN 10: 1550028413

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    Illustrations note
    Dundurn Group Ltd
    Imprint name
    Dundurn Group Ltd
    Publication date
    30 January 2009
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    Author Information
    Colonel Bernd Horn is an experienced infantry officer who is currently serving as the deputy commander of Canada s Special Operations Forces Command. He is an adjunct professor of history at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, and has authored, co-authored, edited, and co-edited more than 20 books, including The Canadian Way of War."
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    ..".the last three chapters on operations in the Balkans and Afghanistan should be required reading for all Canadians, to show them how dramatically United Nations missions have changed within the last 20 years."