This is a review of “Pacific Coast Artillery in Canadian Service” by GWL Nicholson, published by Service Publication, 2012. ISBN 978-1-894581-69-1. Paperback, 24 pages, 21 images
I just recently finished reading Pacific Coast Artillery in Canadian Service, which is part for the Weapons of War series from Service Publications. The book is very well written, considering the actual text for the book was written in 1944 by the author. According to the publisher, there was very little editing done, just some minor additions to bring it up to a modern understanding of some terms. The book has many great images and captions, and is very descriptive and informative.
The book is staple bound, printed on quality paper with a card stock cover. Priced at $9.95CDN from the publisher, I feel the book is very well priced, and it covers the pre-war conditions of the Pacific Coastal defence and what was implemented at the beginning of World War 2. The book provides the general state of the defences along the Pacific Coast, and then proceeds to describe efforts at the various sites along the coast to ensure proper coastal defence. I found the book very informative on the requirements of the sites, the different uses of coastal defence artillery, and the logistics of obtaining the weapons required.
As mentioned above, the text was written in 1944, as a report to the Army Headquarters, as report #8. The author demonstrates excellent knowledge of the material and does a good job describing the tactics of the defensive layout of the artillery and its usage. Overall I found the book to be a great read. For such a little book, 24 pages, it is packed with information, and I found it very educational. Definitely recommended.
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Highs: A lot of information in a little book.Lows: Nothing noted.Verdict: Definately recommended, very interesting topic.
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