For Most Conspicuous Bravery: A Biography of Major-General George R. Pearkes, V.C., through Two World Wars

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FOR MOST CONSPICUOUS BRAVERY
A BIOGRAPHY OF MAJOR-GENERAL GEORGE R. PEARKES, V.C., THROUGH TWO WORLD WARS

Reginald H. Roy

UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA PRESS

VANCOUVER

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • Photographic Credits x
  • Maps and Illustrations xi
  • Preface xiii
  • 1: Prelude 1
  • 2 - Homesteading 4
  • 3 - Constable Pearkes--R.N.W.M.P. 17
  • 4 - On Active Service 24
  • 5 - For Most Conspicuous Bravery 43
  • Commanding Officer 64
  • 7 - On Staff in Western Canada 81
  • 8 - Soldiering in the Twenties 97
  • 9 - Preparations for War 115
  • 10 - Forging the Weapon 135
  • 11 - Pacific Command 175
  • 12 - Frustration and Resignation 203
  • 13 - Member of Parliament 240
  • 14 - Defence Critic 262
  • 15 - Minister of National Defence 284
  • 16 - Hawks and Doves 311
  • 17 - Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia 343
  • Notes 353
  • Bibliographical Note 373
  • Index (Military ranks given are those held at time of first mention.) 377
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