Defending the Dominion
Canadian Military Rifles 1855-1955
D. W. Edgecombe
168pp, 80Ill., Hard cover
The author has researched the use, acquisition and disposal of every known purchase of longarms by the Canadian Militia between 1855 and 1955. The dates were chosen as the logical commencement of Canada’s Militia, due in large part to the Militia Act of that year, while the end date brings to a close the general issue and use of the Lee-Enfield No.4 rifle. This 100-year perid is unsurpassed for the design and invention of rifles. The book contains 13 appendices, a bibliography and end-notes. This is a ‘must have’ addition for any firearms enthusiasts’ bookshelf.