Paper $35.95 ISBN: 9780774830355 Published July 2016 For sale in USA only
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Maritime Command Pacific

The Royal Canadian Navy’s West Coast Fleet in the Early Cold War

David Zimmerman

Maritime Command Pacific

David Zimmerman

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

206 pages
Paper $35.95 ISBN: 9780774830355 Published July 2016 For sale in USA only
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780774830348 Published November 2015 For sale in USA only
The Royal Canadian Navy crews that sailed the Atlantic during the early Cold War held a contemptuous view of their West Coast brethren, likening the Pacific fleet to a “yacht club” where sailors enjoyed a life of leisurely service on a tranquil sea. As David Zimmerman reveals, nothing could be further from the truth. From the fleet’s postwar downsizing, through to its rapid expansion in the wake of the Korean War as Cold War fears gripped the nation, Maritime Command Pacific fought to hold steady amid drifting Japanese mines, Soviet submarines, and joint US-Canadian training exercises.
Contents

Introduction

1 The Legacy of War and Demobilization

2 From Peace to Cold War, 1945-50

3 Defending the West Coast in the Nuclear Age

Cold War Expansion

5 Reorganization of Pacific Command and West Coast Defence Planning, 1958-61

6 The Golden Age

7 The Cold War on the Pacific Coast, 1958-65

Conclusion; Notes on Sources; Notes; Index

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