The Seabound Coast

The Seabound Coast

British troops, meanwhile, continued to man the coast defences at Halifax, a port with continuing strategic and logistical value to the Royal Navy. Between 1861 and 1873 Britain spent considerable time and money keeping these defences ...

Author: William Johnston

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1554889081

Category: History

Page: 1014

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Based on extensive archival research, it traces the story of the navy, from its beginnings as Lauriers tinpot navy, and includes the interwar years.
Categories: History

The Kaiser s Lost Kreuzer

The Kaiser s Lost Kreuzer

The Seabound Coast, 20 0, 657. 25. British Admiralty, War Diary for North America and West Indies, 17 August 1918, PRO ADM 37/903, pg. 222. Found in the papers of the Michael Hadley collection at the University of Victoria Archives ...

Author: Paul N. Hodos

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476630403

Category: History

Page: 229

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In the final year of World War I, Germany made its first attempt to wage submarine warfare off faraway shores. Large, long-range U-boats (short for unterseeboot or "undersea boat") attacked Allied shipping off the coasts of the U.S., Canada and West Africa in a desperate campaign to sidestep and scatter the lethal U-boat defenses in European waters. Commissioned in 1917, U-156 raided commerce, transported captured cargo and terrorized coastal populations from Madeira to Cape Cod. In July 1918, the USS San Diego was sunk as it headed into New York Harbor--the opening salvo in a month-long series of audacious attacks by U-156 along the North American coast. The author chronicles the campaign from the perspective of Imperial Germany for the first time in English.
Categories: History

Grey and White Hulls

Grey and White Hulls

An International Analysis of the Navy-Coastguard Nexus Ian Bowers, Swee Lean Collin Koh. decision of Prime Minister Macdonald, who recognized ... 19Johnston et al., The Seabound Coast, 34. 20Christopher Mark Radojewski, “The Rush-Bagot ...

Author: Ian Bowers

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811392429

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 292

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This book undertakes an in-depth examination of the diversity in international approaches to the navy-coastguard nexus. It considers the evolving global maritime security landscape and the emergence and proliferation of maritime law enforcement agencies—collectively referred to here as “coastguards”—performing peacetime constabulary duties alongside navies. Through a cross-regional study of various countries worldwide, including those in Asia and Europe, this book reveals that there is no one optimal, “one size fits all” organizational structure. Instead, there is a wide array of drivers that influence a nation-state’s maritime security architecture and its organizational approach to managing security at sea, or broadly speaking, securing its national maritime interests.
Categories: Business & Economics

Two Edged Sword

Two Edged Sword

See Johnston et al., Seabound Coast, 795–6, uk, adm 116/3485, Lewis Harcourt, ss Colonies, to Winston S. Churchill, 1st Lord, 14 July 1914, and 116/1815 ff. 5–6, “Proposed visit of Lord Jellicoe to the Dominions and India to ...

Author: Nicholas Tracy

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773540514

Category: History

Page: 498

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"In the first major study of the Royal Canadian Navy's contribution to foreign policy, A Two-Edged Sword takes a comprehensive look at the paradox that Canada faces in participating in a system of collective defence as a means of avoiding subordination to other countries. Created in 1910 to support Canadian autonomy, the Royal Canadian Navy has played an important role in defining Canada's relationship with the United Kingdom, the United States, and NATO. Initially involved with participation in Imperialand Commonwealth defence, the RCN's role shifted following the Second World War to primarily ensuring the survival of the NATO alliance and deflecting American influence over Canada. Nicholas Tracy demonstrates the ways in which the Navy's priorities have realigned since the end of the Cold War by partnering with the US and NATO navies in global policing. Insightful, detailed, and grounded in solid historical scholarship, A Two-Edged Sword presents a complete portrait of the shifting relevance and futureof a cornerstone of Canadian defence"--Publisher's description.
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Melody Sheet Music Lyrics Midi

Melody Sheet Music Lyrics Midi

Farewell to Nova Scotia, the seabound coast, may your mountains dark and dreary be. For when I am far away on the briny ocean tossed, Will you ever heave a sigh or a wish for me? I have three brothers and they are at rest, ...

Author: Richard Hewlett

Publisher: Richard Hewlett


Category: Music

Page: 827

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Categories: Music

Nova Scotia at War 1914 1919

Nova Scotia at War  1914   1919

19. Elson, Canada's Bastions, 156. 20. Hayes, “On to Bermuda.” 21. Quoted in Johnston et al., The Seabound Coast, 266. 22. Tucker, The Naval Service of Canada, 245. 23. Aglionby, quoted in Johnston et al., The Seabound Coast, 268. 24.

Author: Brian Douglas Tennyson

Publisher: Nimbus+ORM

ISBN: 9781771085243

Category: History

Page: 344

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An in-depth historical study of Nova Scotia’s role in WWI and its lingering impact on the region, its people, and its economy. Though the First World War ended in 1918, it continued to haunt Canada for generations. In Nova Scotia at War, 1915-1919, historian Brian Douglas Tennyson examines what was, for the people of Canada, an unprecedented period collective military trauma. As Tennyson demonstrates, the war effort didn’t end with the brave soldiers and sailors who went overseas. It also touched the lives of civilians who worked in the fishery, on the farms, and in the forests, coals mines, and steel mills. A specialist in early twentieth-century Canadian political history, Tennyson examines the economic impact of the war with incisive clarity. In an often overlooked cost of the conflict, it shattered Nova Scotia's dream of becoming the Atlantic gateway and the industrial heartland of Canada. This volume includes 30 black and white photos.
Categories: History

The Decade of the Great War

The Decade of the Great War

Moreover, until the Panama Canal opened in August 1914, the main west coast base at Esquimalt was a 15,000-mile voyage from ... 16 William Johnston, William G.P. Rawling, Richard H. Gimblett and John MacFarlane, The Seabound Coast: The ...


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004274273

Category: History

Page: 566

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The Decade of the Great War critically reviews Japan’s diplomatic, military, and transnational relations, demonstrating the breadth of Japan’s new international relations before and after WWI.
Categories: History

Britain s War At Sea 1914 1918

Britain s War At Sea  1914 1918

10 Kingsmill memo, 1 Apr. 1914, cited in William Johnston, William Rawling, Richard Gimblett and John MacFarlane, The Seabound Coast: The Official History of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1867–1939, Vol. 1, Dundurn Press, Toronto, 2010, p.

Author: Greg Kennedy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317172215

Category: History

Page: 232

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In Britain, memory of the First World War remains dominated by the trench warfare of the Western Front. Yet, in 1914 when the country declared war, the overwhelming expectation was that Britain’s efforts would be primarily focussed on the sea. As such, this volume is a welcome corrective to what is arguably an historical neglect of the naval aspect of the Great War. As well as reassessing Britain’s war at sea between 1914 and 1918, underlining the oft neglected contribution of the blockade of the Central Powers to the ending of the war, the book also offers a case study in ideas about military planning for ’the next war’. Questions about how next wars are thought about, planned for and conceptualised, and then how reality actually influences that thinking, have long been - and remain - key concerns for governments and military strategists. The essays in this volume show what ’realities’ there are to think about and how significant or not the change from pre-war to war was. This is important not only for historians trying to understand events in the past, but also has lessons for contemporary strategic thinkers who are responsible for planning and preparing for possible future conflict. Britain’s pre-war naval planning provides a perfect example of just how complex and uncertain that process is. Building upon and advancing recent scholarship concerning the role of the navy in the First World War, this collection brings to full light the dominance of the maritime environment, for Britain, in that war and the lessons that has for historians and military planners.
Categories: History

Canada s Bastions of Empire

Canada s Bastions of Empire

The Seabound Coast. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2010: p. 116, 120, 190 Library and Archives Canada: p. 107 (PA 034016), 124 (PA 012223), 167 (PA 115374), 168 (PA 066841) Maritime Command Museum, Halifax: p. 150 (HMCTB Tuna), 171, ...

Author: Bryan Elson

Publisher: Formac Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781459503267

Category: History

Page: 282

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This book offers a fresh perspective on North American history, and the key role played by Halifax and Victoria in ensuring that Canada emerged as an independent country in the 20th century. Brian Elson focuses on the significance of the bases for the all-powerful British navy at Halifax and Victoria through the 19th century and the First World War. As he explains, Halifax gave the Royal Navy the land base they needed to project British power along the whole east Atlantic coast of North America. Victoria’s Esquimault did the same thing for the Pacific coast. During the 1800s the United States grew dramatically, adding huge swaths of lands west, south and north that had belonged to France, Spain, Mexico, and Russia – while pushing aside native peoples. More than once the American government came into conflict with Britain over British territory in North America. There were threats of war and annexation, and American popular support for absorbing Canada was strong. In this book Bryan Elson shows how the British presence in Halifax, and later in Victoria, stood in the way of US designs on Canada. American leaders knew that the British Navy, with its bases on both coasts, had the power to cut them off from the rest of the world with a naval blockade. The American threat to Canada was effectively countered by the British presence in these two cities. The two bastions played their most important role in the early years of the First World War. As Bryan Elson explains, in 1914 the United States stood aside while the British Empire, including Canada, took on Germany. In this situation, the British navy – including the Canadian navy’s first east coast warship – mounted a show of force by stopping all incoming and outgoing traffic from the port of New York. This lasted until the US finally opted into the war, on the side of Britain, in 1917. Meanwhile, on the west coast the Equimault naval base was buttressed by the extraordinary action of the B.C. provincial government – which at the start of the war bought two new submarines from a shipyard in Seattle for the fledgling Canadian navy.
Categories: History

A Line of Blood and Dirt

A Line of Blood and Dirt

The Seabound Coast: The Official History of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1867–1939. Vol. 1. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2010. Josephy, Alvin M. Nez Perce Country. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2007. Kantrowitz, Stephen.

Author: Benjamin Hoy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197528716

Category: History

Page: 336

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The untold history of the multiracial making of the border between Canada and the United States. Often described as the longest undefended border in the world, the Canada-US border was born in blood, conflict, and uncertainty. At the end of the American Revolution, Britain and the United States imagined a future for each of their nations that stretched across a continent. They signed treaties with one another dividing lands neither country could map, much less control. A century and a half later, Canada and the United States had largely fulfilled those earlier ambitions. Both countries had built nations that stretched from the Atlantic to the Pacific and had made an expansive international border that restricted movement. The vision that seemed so clear in the minds of diplomats and politicians never behaved as such on the ground. Both countries built their border across Indigenous lands using hunger, violence, and coercion to displace existing communities and to disrupt their ideas of territory and belonging. The border's length undermined each nation's attempts at control. Unable to prevent movement at the border's physical location for over a century, Canada and the United States instead found ways to project fear across international lines They aimed to stop journeys before they even began.
Categories: History