Cannon in Canada, Province by Province, Volume 4: Newfoundland and Labrador

Cannon in Canada, Province by Province, Volume 4: Newfoundland and Labrador

by Harold Skaarup
Cannon in Canada, Province by Province, Volume 4: Newfoundland and Labrador

Cannon in Canada, Province by Province, Volume 4: Newfoundland and Labrador

by Harold Skaarup


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This fourth volume of Cannon in Canada is an informative and detailed synopsis of the carefully preserved and restored guns and artillery on display in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The tradions of artillery in North America are well represented by a long and distinguished line of gunners with historical ties back to the days before Newfoundland's entry into Canada's Confederation. The honour of defending Canada, while standing ready to support operations overseas in peace and war continues to this day. It is necessary to remember that the weapons of war are an integral part of what keeps this nation safe. The descriptions of artillery found here, and the places of honour where they can be viewed in Newfoundland and Labrador highlights the importance of this essential military hardware that brought our nation forward at key turning points in history when our guns were in use as tools of war at home and overseas.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781955255103
Publisher: Lime Press LLC
Publication date: 06/04/2021
Pages: 142
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Harold Skaarup, BFA, MA, CD, served as an Army Intelligence Officer with the Canadian Forces (CF) for 40 years, retiring in 2011. Married to
Faye lives in Fredericton New Brunswick and enjoys being a grandparent. He attended Colleges in Gander, Grand Falls, and St. John's,
Newfoundland, and NSCAD in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He earned his Master's degree in War Studies through the Royal Military College, at
Kingston, Ontario. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Fredericton Region Museum and as a guide and researcher at the New
Brunswick Military History Museum. He currently spends much of his time researching and writing military history, including this series on cannon preserved in Canada.

Table of Contents

Dedications v

List of Illustrations vi

Foreword xii

Preface xiii

Acknowledgements xviii

Introduction - Cannon in Newfoundland and Labrador xxi

Epigraph xxiii

Chapter I Disposition of German First World War Trophies in Newfoundland and Labrador 1

Chapter II Newfoundland Gunners in the Second World War 4

Chapter III Cannon preserved in Argentia, Bay Bulls, Bay Roberts 9

Chapter IV Cannon preserved in Bell Island, Bonavista, Botwood, Burgeo 13

Chapter V Cannon preserved in Cape Spear, Carbonear Island, Catalina 22

Chapter VI Cannon preserved in Centreville-Wareham-Trinity, Clarenville, Corner Brook, Cupids 34

Chapter VII Cannon preserved in Ferryland, Grand Falls-Windsor, Greenspond 38

Chapter VIII Cannon preserved in Happy Valley, Harbour Buffet, Harbour Grace, Hearts Content, Hearts Delight 44

Chapter IX Cannon preserved in La Poile, Mortier, Mount Pearl, Seal Cove, Spaniard's Bay, St. Georges, St. Mary's, Stephenville Crossing 49

Chapter X Cannon preserved in Placentia 57

Chapter XI Cannon preserved in St. John's 71

Chapter XII Cannon preserved in Tilting, Trinity, Trinity Bay 94

Chapter XIII Armoured Fighting Vehicles preserved in Corner Brook,

Happy Valley, Labrador, St. John's 98

List of Abbreviations 102

Afterword 105

Bibliography 106

About the Author 111

Index 114

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