Campus: Wilfrid Laurier
Office: DAWB 4-148; LCMSDS 115
British, Canadian and American naval and air operations in the Battles of the Atlantic in the First and Second World Wars; Canadian defence policy and civil military relations, 1860-1945; Canadian military historiography and the development of military history institutions in Canada
- Coast Artillery 1815-1914 (Bloomfield, Ont.: Museum Restoration Service, 1988).
- With Michael L. Hadley, Tin-Pots and Pirate Ships: Canadian Naval Forces and German Sea Raiders, 1880-1918 (Kingston and Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1991).
- The Maritime Defence of Canada (Toronto: Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies, 1996).
- Canada and the Battle of the Atlantic (Montreal: Art Global and the Department of National Defence, 1998).
- With Brian Tennyson, Guardian of the Gulf: Sydney, Cape Breton, and the Atlantic Wars, 1785-1991 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2000).
- The Battle of the Atlantic: The Royal Canadian Navy’s Greatest Campaign 1939-1945 (Access to History No. 9) (Ottawa: CEF Books, 2001).
- With W.A.B. Douglas and Michael Whitby, No Higher Purpose: The Official Operational History of the Royal Canadian Navy, Vol. II part 1: 1939-1943 (Ottawa and St Catharines: Vanwell Publications and Department of National Defence, 2003).
- With Doug Knight, Saint John Fortifications 1630-1956 (Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions and The New Brunswick Military Heritage Project, 2003).
Chapters in Books
- ‘The Ghosts of Fisher and Jellicoe: The Royal Canadian Navy and the Quebec Conferences,’ in The Second Quebec Conference Revisited: Waging War, Formulating Peace: Canada, Great Britain, and the United States in 1944-1945 (The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute Series on Diplomatic and Economic History), David B. Woolner, ed. (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998), 143-70.
- ‘Rear-Admiral L.W. Murray and the Battle of the Atlantic: The Professional Who Led Canada’s Citizen Sailors,’ in Warrior Chiefs: Perspectives on Senior Canadian Military Leaders, Bernd Horn and Stephen Harris, eds. (Toronto: Dundurn, 2001), 165-90.
- ‘Canada’s Military Effort in the World Wars,’ Canada, Confederation to Present: An interactive history of Canada (Edmonton: Chinook Multimedia, 2001).
- ‘The Origins of Canada-US Defence Cooperation: The Naval Defence of the Northwest Atlantic, 1914-18,’ in Canada and the Great War: Western Front Association Papers, Briton C. Busch, ed. (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2003), 122-46.
- ‘Canada’s Emergence as a Naval Power, 1910-1950′ in Canada, 1900-1950: Un pays prend sa place/A Country Comes of Age, Serge Bernier and John MacFarlane, eds. (Ottawa: Organization for the History of Canada, 2003), 111-26.
- ‘Admiral Percy W. Nelles: Diligent Guardian of the Vision’ in Michael Whitby, Richard H. Gimblett and Peter Haydon, The Admirals (Toronto: Dundurn, 2006), 69-95.
- ‘The Limits of Ultra: The Schnorkel U-boat Offensive Against North America, November 1944-January 1945,’ Intelligence and National Security, XII (April 1997), 44-59.
- Incident on Lucknow Street: Defenders and the Defended in Halifax, 1915,’ Canadian Military History, Vol. 10 (Spring 2001): 55-9.
- ‘The Halifax Military Lands Board: Civil-Military Relations and the Development of Halifax as a Strategic Defended Port, 1905-1928,’ Northern Mariner XII (April 2002), 45-68.
- ‘The “Battle We Lost at Home” Revisited: Official Military Histories and the Battle of the St. Lawrence,’ Canadian Military History 12 (Winter/Spring 2003), 41-50.
- ‘Canada’s Coastal Fortifications of the Second World War,’ Fort: The International Journal of Fortification and Military Architecture 33 (2005), 3-33.
- With Norman Hillmer, Robert Bothwell and Claude Beauregard, A Country of Limitations: Canada and the World in 1939/Un pays dans la gêne: le Canada et le monde en 1939 (Ottawa: Canadian Committee for the History of the Second World War, 1996).
- Project director, military history writer and editor, ‘Canvas of War: Masterpieces from the Canadian War Museum,’ c. 5000 square foot art show and military history exhibit, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa, February 2000-January 2001, and then toured Canada, 2001-2005. Canadian Museum Association award for ‘best exhibit’ for 2000.
- Project co-director and history writer and editor, ‘Democracy at War: The Canadian Second World War Newspaper Archive.’ Online in September 2003.