Whiz Bangs & Woolly Bears: Walter Ray Estabrooks & the Great War

Whiz Bangs & Woolly Bears: Walter Ray Estabrooks & the Great War

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This is a story about a soldier of the Great War and his experiences as an artillery gunner in France. One example: "Passchendaele was just one glorious mudhole. We were there 42 days. Kept 24 men on the guns and lost 42 in the time, an average of one a day."
Ticonderoga Soldier

Ticonderoga Soldier

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Massachusetts Provincial Soldier Elijah Estabrooks Journal, 1758 and 1760, covering his military service during the French and Indian War. This book expands on the details of the people and events he recorded during the war.
Shelldrake: Canadian Artillery Museums and Gun Monuments

Shelldrake: Canadian Artillery Museums and Gun Monuments

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"Shelldrake" is an informative and detailed synopsis of the carefully preserved and restored guns and artillery on display in Canada, and the places of honour where they can be viewed.
Canadian Warplanes

Canadian Warplanes

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This aviation handbook is designed to be used as a quick reference to the classic military heritage aircraft that have been flown by members of the Canadian Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army and the present-day Canadian Forces.
Axis Warplane Survivors

Axis Warplane Survivors

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Axis Warplane Survivors - A guidebook to the preserved Military Aircraft of the Second World War Tripartite Pact of Germany, Italy, and Japan, joined by Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Yugoslavia and other co-belligerent states
Out of Darkness-Light: A History of Canadian Military Intelligence, Volume 1, Pre-Confederation to 1982

Out of Darkness-Light: A History of Canadian Military Intelligence, Volume 1, Pre-Confederation to 1982

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The decisive factor in warfare has often been the utilization of good intelligence. A glimpse of how this has been done in the Canadian Forces is contained in this reference book on the Intelligence Branch history to 1982.
Visitors: Questions & Answers

Visitors: Questions & Answers

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Suppose you could communicate with a visitor who was not from this place, time, space or even this dimension? What would you want to ask them? This book may provide some of those answers.
Ironsides: Canadian Armoured Fighting Vehicle Museums and Monuments

Ironsides: Canadian Armoured Fighting Vehicle Museums and Monuments

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This is a guidebook on where to find the carefully preserved and restored tanks and armoured fighting vehicles on display in Canada. The history of Canadian armour at war is included.
Siegecraft II

Siegecraft II

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The defence of a fortified position is older than the Biblical siege of Jericho. This book describes a number of sieges that succeeded, a few that failed, and why.
Canadian War Trophies

Canadian War Trophies

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Canadian War Trophies describes the captured weapons and equipment of former adversaries on display in Canada, including war prizes from the Crimean War to Afghanistan

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Visitors: Questions & Answers

Visitors: Questions & Answers

Available on Amazon
Suppose you could communicate with a visitor who was not from this place, time, space or even this dimension? What would you want to ask them? This book may provide some of those answers.
Whiz Bangs & Woolly Bears: Walter Ray Estabrooks & the Great War

Whiz Bangs & Woolly Bears: Walter Ray Estabrooks & the Great War

Available on Amazon
This is a story about a soldier of the Great War and his experiences as an artillery gunner in France. One example: "Passchendaele was just one glorious mudhole. We were there 42 days. Kept 24 men on the guns and lost 42 in the time, an average of one a day."
Ticonderoga Soldier

Ticonderoga Soldier

Available on Amazon
Massachusetts Provincial Soldier Elijah Estabrooks Journal, 1758 and 1760, covering his military service during the French and Indian War. This book expands on the details of the people and events he recorded during the war.
Out of Darkness-Light: A History of Canadian Military Intelligence, Volume 1, Pre-Confederation to 1982

Out of Darkness-Light: A History of Canadian Military Intelligence, Volume 1, Pre-Confederation to 1982

Available on Amazon
The decisive factor in warfare has often been the utilization of good intelligence. A glimpse of how this has been done in the Canadian Forces is contained in this reference book on the Intelligence Branch history to 1982.
Canadian Warplanes

Canadian Warplanes

Available on Amazon
This aviation handbook is designed to be used as a quick reference to the classic military heritage aircraft that have been flown by members of the Canadian Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army and the present-day Canadian Forces.
Ironsides: Canadian Armoured Fighting Vehicle Museums and Monuments

Ironsides: Canadian Armoured Fighting Vehicle Museums and Monuments

Available on Amazon
This is a guidebook on where to find the carefully preserved and restored tanks and armoured fighting vehicles on display in Canada. The history of Canadian armour at war is included.
Shelldrake: Canadian Artillery Museums and Gun Monuments

Shelldrake: Canadian Artillery Museums and Gun Monuments

Available on Amazon
"Shelldrake" is an informative and detailed synopsis of the carefully preserved and restored guns and artillery on display in Canada, and the places of honour where they can be viewed.
Axis Warplane Survivors

Axis Warplane Survivors

Available on Amazon
Axis Warplane Survivors - A guidebook to the preserved Military Aircraft of the Second World War Tripartite Pact of Germany, Italy, and Japan, joined by Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Yugoslavia and other co-belligerent states
Canadian War Trophies

Canadian War Trophies

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Canadian War Trophies describes the captured weapons and equipment of former adversaries on display in Canada, including war prizes from the Crimean War to Afghanistan
Siegecraft II

Siegecraft II

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The defence of a fortified position is older than the Biblical siege of Jericho. This book describes a number of sieges that succeeded, a few that failed, and why.

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During my military career I served in a number of areas where the events that I describe in my books and historical articles have unfolded.  They run the gamut from medieval sieges, battles of the First and Second World War, and to the subject of those who have experienced close encounters with unusual visitors. My perspective and conclusions on how the numerous conflicts in our history have unfolded are not necessarily the same as other historians.  I base much of my commentary on what I have learned in military schools and experienced in the field.  I have included a significant number of examples of successful and unsuccessful sieges and battles, to demonstrate conclusively that no matter how securely a fortress or defensive position is constructed and defended, eventually a good plan and a determined besieger can overcome it. 
My aim in my most recent book, Siegecraft II, is to illustrate by examples, that the fall of the walls of Jericho c1406 BC and the crashing of passenger jets into the World Trade Centre on 11 September 2001, involved similar creative thinking that resulted in a successful outcome for the attacker. That event directly led to my deployment as a soldier to Kabul, Afghanistan and it had a profound effect on my family and me.  
My military experiences in Sarajevo, Cyprus, Germany, and Colorado gave me a wider view on how to work in that environment.  With many late-night duty shifts working with a multi-national team, there was often a bit of quiet time to speak with many people from a wide variety of countries, and of course, that had an effect on my writing. I hope you find something of interest here, and as with all history, the more it is shared, the more the story continues to grow.   Good hunting to you.
Harold sends