Monday, November 18, 2013 - 09:06 PM UTC
Service Publications sent some interesting information:
Service Publications is pleased to announce two books in time for Christmas delivery. Both titles are re-prints of important books that have long been out of print.
In addition to these books I would like to announce a new on-line militaria magazine. MilArt (a contraction of 'Military Artefact') was originally printed, four times a year, in the early 1990s. Due to the demands of producing books I had to take a pause from publishing MilArt. Now, with the technology of the Internet, I am very happy to be able to re-introduce MilArt.
As with all of my subjects, be they on-line or in hard copy, the focus is on the material culture of the Canadian Army.
Old Colours Never Die - Regimental Colours and Flags of the Canadian Army, Frank Dunbar and Joe Harper. 320 pages (40 pages of illustrations in both colour and black & white), 8 1/2 x 11 inches, hard cover.
This book was originally published by the Department of National Defence for internal distribution and has never been commercially available. Copies, when found, go for over $200. The authors spent 10 years compiling information on every Regimental Colour, camp flag, pennant and guidon used by Canadian Forces, going back to the War of 1812.
The book includes an extended introduction by well-known historian Rene Chartrand who addresses the recent approval, by DND, of Battle Honours for contemporary Units whose lineage links them to the Regiments that fought in the War of 1812.
A Source of Pride, Badges of the Canadian Expeditionary Force,
Joe Harper, 140 pages, illustrated throughout, 8 1/2 x 11 inches, hardcover
This book is a re-print of the iconic reference for collectors of CEF badges. A scholarly examination of the design, approval, acquisition and use of badges during the First World War the book includes illustrations of many badges not found in the standard catalogues (Babin and Cross) and these are cross-referenced to those catalogue numbers.
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