Paper $37.95 ISBN: 9780774811941 Published July 2006 For sale in USA only
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780774811934 Published October 2005 For sale in USA only

Commanding Canadians

The Second World War Diaries of A.F.C. Layard

Michael Whitby,

Commanding Canadians

Michael Whitby,

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

320 pages
Paper $37.95 ISBN: 9780774811941 Published July 2006 For sale in USA only
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780774811934 Published October 2005 For sale in USA only
Commander A.F.C. Layard, RN, wrote almost daily in his diary, in bold, neat script, from the time he entered the Royal Navy as a cadet in 1913 until his retirement in 1947. The pivotal 1943-45 years of this edited volume offer an extraordinarily full and honest chronicle, revealing Layard’s preoccupations, both with the daily details and with the strain and responsibility of wartime command at sea. Enhanced by Michael Whitby’s explanatory essays, the diary is a highly personal piece of history that greatly enhances our understanding of the Canadian naval experience and the Atlantic war as a whole.
Contents

Prologue: Like Cutting Butter

Introduction: An Officer and His Diary

1 One Does Get Tired of Them, September-December 1943

2 Shaking Down, January-March 1944

3 Overseas, March-May 1944

4 The Great Endeavour, May-July 1944

5 Exasperation Inshore, July-October 1944

6 Deep Open Waters, October-December 1944

7 Wreck to Wreck, Contact to Contact, January-March 1945

8 Oasis of Comfort and Happiness, March-May 1945

Epilogue: Respite

Appendices

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index

For more information, or to order this book, please visit https://press.uchicago.edu
Google preview here

Chicago Manual of Style

RSS Feed

RSS feed of the latest books from University of British Columbia Press. RSS Feed