Battle Lines: Eyewitness Accounts from Canada's Military by J. L. Granatstein, Norman Hillmer

By J. L. Granatstein, Norman Hillmer

A superb choice of firsthand debts from front traces of our army background, drawn from letters, diaries, and reportage from the Plains of Abraham and the crimson River uprising to the battlefields of 2 global wars and Korea, in addition to the harrowing missions in Bosnia and Afghanistan. this can be a e-book that animates our prior within the phrases of these who lived the Canadian army event.

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Weeping, he brought out all the bread and cheese that was left aboard and divided it up among the men, promising to try to bring them home. They had less than two weeks’ worth of food left. The Discovery did set sail again, but ice and calm seas soon stalled the ship’s progress. By now, talk of mutiny was everywhere. When Hudson accused some of the men of hoarding food, and demanded that their sea chests be opened and searched, it was the final straw. ” The Last Voyage of Henry Hudson by John Collier, c.

He sank into a deep depression, according to a friend, and could not be comforted. “It mattered not that his perseverance and industry had made England the richer by his maps of the North,” his friend complained. ” Still, Hudson was not going to give up. He was convinced that a northern route to Asia existed, and he was determined to find it. All he needed was someone to sponsor him. In November 1608, Hudson traveled to Amsterdam to meet with the directors of the Dutch East India Company. The company already controlled the spice trade – its ships reached Indonesia by sailing around the southern tip of Africa, called the Cape of Good Hope – but Hudson reasoned that a shorter, less expensive route would hold great appeal.

Like the Hopewell, the Half Moon was no prize of a ship, but it could accommodate a slightly larger crew. Hudson chose somewhere between sixteen and twenty men – a mix of English and Dutch sailors – including the cantankerous Robert Juet and John Colman, who’d been first mate on the voyage to Spitsbergen. And once again, Hudson’s son John was aboard. Tensions between the two groups of sailors flared immediately. ” What was worse was that the Dutch sailors, used to the tropical heat of the East Indies, were poorly prepared for the icy waters and chilly temperatures north of the Arctic Circle.

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