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Title: "Cyprus 1974, "This Ain't No Picnic, It's War"
Sub-title: The Combat Diary of Al Gaudet, Canadian Peacekeeper "
Series: Laurier Military History
Edited by: David A. Kielstra Foreword by: Alain Forand
ISBN10-13: 1926804031 : 9781926804033
Illustrations: 16
Format: Paperback
Size: 228x152mm
Pages: 87
Weight: .130 Kg.
Published: Laurier Centre for Military & Disasrmament (CA) - April   2010
List Price: 11.99 Pounds Sterling
Availability: In Stock   Qty Available: 2
Subjects: Biography: historical, political & military : History of the Americas : History of other lands : Warfare & defence : Canada
"Cyprus 1974: This Ain t No Picnic, It s War " is the edited personal diary of Alain Gaudet, a twenty-two-year-old paratrooper with the Canadian Forces in a peacekeeping role in Nicosia, Cyprus. The diary is a fascinating look at daily life from the soldiers viewpoint. It gives the reader insight into the challenges and frustrations of a solider in combat, how he deals with the loss of friends and compatriots, and the extremes of emotions on display in a war zone. "
About The Author:
In his M.A. research project, entitled "NATO's Thorn, Canada's Opportunity: Canadian Cold War Diplomacy and Peacekeeping in Cyprus, 1964-1974," David Kielstra explored Canada's domestic and military response to the 1974 Cyprus crisis. He is a researcher and writer for Project Ploughshares and the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies and has published in the Journal of Military and Strategic Studies.
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