Fortune Favours the Brave by Bernd Horn

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Many 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.


About Bernd Horn

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Colonel Bernd Horn is an experienced infantry officer who has commanded at the unit and subunit level. He has filled key command appointments such as deputy commander of Canadian Special Operations Forces Command, commanding officer of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment, and offer commanding 3 Commando, the Canadian Airborne Regiment. Dr. Horn is also an adjunct professor of history at the Royal Military College of Canada. He has authored, co-authored, edited, and co-edited 28 books and numerous articles on military history and military affairs. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.
Published January 26, 2009 by Dundurn. 450 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction

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