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Canadian Honours System (New) (Hardcover) (Christopher Mccreery)

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This updated, full-colour illustrated book recounts the history of Canada’s various national orders, decorations, and medals.This updated, full-colour illustrated book surveys the history of Canada’s various orders, decorations, and medals, from New France’s Croix de St. Louis, through the Order of the Bath, to modern Canadian honours such as the Sacrifice Medal and recently created Polar Medal.Since the establishment of the Order of Canada in 1967, the Canadian honours system has grown to become one of the most comprehensive in the world — with more than 300,000 Canadians having been rewarded over the past fifty years.Each honour in the modern Canadian honours system, and its precursor, the British imperial honours system, is examined in detail, including historical background, design, and criteria for bestowal. With special chapters on heraldry, protocol, and the proper mounting and wear of medals, it is an essential reference for anyone interested in Canadian honours.In this expanded edition, you will find many new images, updated figures and information about all elements of the Canadian honours system.This updated, full-colour illustrated book recounts the history of Canada’s various national orders, decorations, and medals.This updated, full-colour illustrated book surveys the history of Canada’s various orders, decorations, and medals, from New France’s Croix de St. Louis, through the Order of the Bath, to modern Canadian honours such as the Sacrifice Medal and recently created Polar Medal.Since the establishment of the Order of Canada in 1967, the Canadian honours system has grown to become one of the most comprehensive in the world — with more than 300,000 Canadians having been rewarded over the past fifty years.Each honour in the modern Canadian honours system, and its precursor, the British imperial honours system, is examined in detail, including historical background, design, and criteria for bestowal. With special chapters on heraldry, protocol, and the proper mounting and wear of medals, it is an essential reference for anyone interested in Canadian honours.In this expanded edition, you will find many new images, updated figures and information about all elements of the Canadian honours system.
Edition: New
Number of Pages: 712.0
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Military / Canada, Canada / General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Christopher Mccreery
Language: English
Street Date: December 22, 2015
TCIN: 50263980
UPC: 9781459724150
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-8182

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