Collection 95/85 - Brereton Greenhous and Stephen John Harris collection

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Brereton Greenhous and Stephen John Harris collection

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CA ON00093 95/85

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  • 1992 (Creation)

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35 cm of textual records
232 photographs: b&w ; 25.5 x 20.5 cm or smaller

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(1929-)

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Brereton Greenhous (1929-) was a Senior historian with the Directorate of History and an author. Born in England, he served in the British Army, with the Malayan police, and in the Canadian army between 1947 and 1965. He completed a B.A. degree at Carleton University, an M.A. at Queen's University, and two years of pre-doctoral study in Dublin before teaching history at Lakehead University. He joined the Department of National Defence in 1971. An authority on tactical airpower (especially on the aircraft/armour interface), his articles on military history have been published in six countries. He is also the author of "Semper Paratus: The History of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment), 1862-1977", and co-author with W.A.B. Douglas of "Out of Shadows: Canada in the Second World War."

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(1948-)

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Stephen John Harris (1948- ) is Chief Historian at the Directorate of History and Heritage. Raised in Toronto and Burlington, he attended McMaster University, Hamilton, where he received a B.A. (English and History) in 1969, and a M.A. (History) in 1970. In September 1970 he accepted a position with the Canadian Forces College Extension School, located at Armour Heights, as an instructor in military history, a position he held until 1974. That year he began doctoral studies at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, and finished his Ph.D. in 1979. His thesis, "Canadian Brass: The Making of a Professional Army, 1860-1939", was published by the University of Toronto Press in 1988. Dr. Harris joined the Directorate of History in 1979, and from 1980 until 1994 was part of a team writing the Official History of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). He contributed two chapters to Volume II, and was responsible for the ten chapters dealing with the strategic bombing offensive in Volume III. With Brereton Greenshous, he wrote a history of the battle of Vimy Ridge commemorating its 75th anniversary. He has also contributed articles on army and air force history to a number of books and journals, and has recently written a number of internal DND studies on professionalism, unification, militia reorganization, and command control.

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Fonds accumulated and remained at the Directorate of History.

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Fonds consists of the original English manuscript, French translation, the French translation with corrections, and English and French galley proofs, as well as illustrations, both English and French captions, mockups and various materials used in the production of the book "Canada and the battle of Vimy Ridge, 9-12 April 1917". Also includes an extensive collection of related photographs not selected for the book.

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  • English
  • French

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The original photographs are held at Library and Archives Canada.

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Unclassified

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No further accruals expected.

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This is a bilingual fonds. English and French.

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The original photographs are held at the National Archives of Canada.

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USE CATALOGUED COPY DHist library D545 V5 G73. Copies of photographs reproduced from originals held at the National Archives of Canada and the Dept. of National Defence's Directorate of History. Published also in French under the title: Le Canada et la bataille de Vimy, 9-12 avril, 1917.

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Originally titled Canada and the battle of Vimy Ridge, 9-12 April 1917: Selected records of Brereton Greenhous and Stephen John Harris collection

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USE CATALOGUED COPY DHist library D545 V5 G73.

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Published also in French under the title: Le Canada et la bataille de Vimy, 9-12 avril, 1917

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This is a bilingual fonds.

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