Scandal, Politics, and Canadian Naval Leadership

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In January 1944, Vice Admiral Percy Walker Nelles was fired from hisposition as head of the Royal Canadian Navy. Betrayed revealsthe true story behind the dismissal: a divisive power struggle betweentwo elite groups within the RCN pitted the navy's regularofficers against a small group of self-appointed spokesmen for thevoluntary naval reserve. Threats of public scandal, mass insurrection,and political intimidation caused one of the worst breakdowns ever inCanadian civil-military relations. This fascinating investigation intothe machinations of a divided navy tackles important questions ofmilitary professionalism, leadership, and identity.
Publisher: Vancouver : University of British Columbia Press, 2006.
ISBN: 9780774812955
Branch Call Number: 359.3304 MAY
Characteristics: xii, 279 p. : ill.


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