Originally published in 1976, this book honours the centenary of The Royal Military College of Canada, 1876-1976. It comprises nine essays written by military historians who have been or still are in some way, as staff and students, connected with RMC since 1948. The essays range in time from the American invasion of Canada in 1775 to Hungary on the eve of the Second World War, and in place, from Upper Canada to the North West Frontier of India. The theme running through the book is the problem of civil-military relations and how this has been faced in Canada in the nineteenth century, in the defence of India in the nineteenth century and in the First World War and post-war period in Great Britain and Hungary.

chapter |8 pages


chapter |23 pages

The American Invasion of Canada 1775–1776

A Strategic Overview

chapter |32 pages

The Blessings of the Land

Naval Officers in Upper Canada, 1815–1841

chapter |15 pages

The Militia Lobby In Parliament

The Military Politicians and the Canadian Militia, 1868 – 1897

chapter |17 pages

Sir Arthur Currie and Politicians

A Case Study of Civil-Military Relations in the First World War

chapter |32 pages

Civil-Military Relations in Nazi Germany’s Shadow

the Case of Hungary, 1939–1941