Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Banner Unfurled!

Klaxon's sound, trumpets blare, and the war drum pounds!  The sound of a hundred hooves of the cavalry charge echoes unto eternity!  The reek of acrid cordite and the stench of heroism's remains fill the air of the battlefield!

Bit dramatic ain't it?  Ne'er you mind!

This blog will be dedicated to Canadian Military History, and while that seems fairly straight forward some sort of a definition of boundaries seems appropriate.  I will set the parameters widely to begin with and narrow things down if need be.  For the time being, however, I'm going to define my subject area as armed conflict within the geographical boundary of current day Canada, but open up exploration to pre-1867 conflict on colonial and pre-colonial soil as well.  The military exploits of Canadians overseas will, of course, also be examined.

As an academic who studies Canadians in the Second World War, the tendency will be to drift in this direction, but I hope to use this space to entertain my militant thoughts on a broad range of subjects.  While I know that the Cannon's Mouth largely features a monitor of academic events of interest to Canadian Military Historians, I'll include those events that occur on my radar that have been overlooked by that excellent blog.

The King's Own Calgary Regiment's motto seems an appropriate way to close this inaugural post:

ONWARD!


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