Monday, 20 July 2015
In Peace Prepared: Innovation and Adaptation in Canada's Cold War Army - Andrew B Godefroy
This review has been published in Soldier Magazine: www.soldiermagazine.co.uk
Title: In Peace Prepared: Innovation and Adaptation in Canada's Cold War Army
Author: Andrew B Godefroy
The impact of the Cold War and the Nuclear Age upon not only the doctrine and equipment but also the very composition of the Canadian Army is not well understood; nor is the role that Canadian Commanders played in proactively shaping both Canadian as well as influencing NATO doctrine and structure. Godefroy's book looks at how these men grappled with the transition to an entirely new form of warfare, their forward thinking and vision as well as the challenges faced and overcome. Canada's military displayed a remarkable resiliency and adaptability that has largely been forgotten. The author has produced a balanced, eminently readable history of this noteworthy accomplishment.