Any project of this magnitude owes its existence to a myriad of supporters. As such, initially, I must thank all the contributors who made this volume possible. Their efforts represent a collective attempt to explain an important and often misunderstood aspect of Canada’s military history and continued existence as a nation. In addition, I would like to thank the Academic Research Program (ARP) for their generous support. Without their assistance, the final product would never have been as complete or timely.
Furthermore, as with any project of this scope, there is an inordinate debt owed to countless individuals who contributed their expertise, memories, resources, and time. Collectively, our sincere thanks are extended to all those who assisted, directly or indirectly, with this book Although it would be impossible to acknowledge everyone individually, the significant contributions of some oblige me to make special mention of their efforts. In this regard, I wish to convey my sincere gratitude to Chris Heffernan, Dr. Michael Hennessy (RMC), Christopher Johnson, Denise Moffat (RMC), “The Old Guard,” Silvia Pecota, and Suzanne Surgeson (Parks Canada).
I must also make special mention of the selfless effort and enormous support provided by the staff of the DND Directorate of History and Heritage, Library and Archives Canada, the Royal Military College of Canada, and the Fort Frontenac Army Library in Kingston.
Colonel Bernd Horn Kingston, Ontario June 2006