Monday, February 10, 2014

Through a Canadian Periscope

Julie H. Ferguson's excellent Through a Canadian Periscope was first published in 1995 by Dundurn Press Limited. At long last they have done an eagerly-anticipated second edition, which is about to hit book stores and is presently available over the internet. The book is at once a history and a personal view, highlighted by Ms. Ferguson's extensive research and comprehensive interviews.
The second edition picks up where the first one left off, with the British totally fed up with the prevarications of the Canadian government over the possibility of purchasing diesel-electric submarines already built and waiting for buyers.
In the decade since, much has happened, both to the Canadian submarine service and the British boats. More comments here soon, but in the meantime, I will defer to Ms. Ferguson, when she speaks of the thread that has held the service together over its hundred year history:
"That thread is dedicated professionalism; for it is the men and women, not the boats, who are the true essence of the Canadian submarine service."


Julie H. Ferguson said...

Thanks so much, Bob. Much appreciated.

Lamont said...

Is the Okanagan one of the three on the cover of the book?

Robert Mackay said...

Good question! Left to right, Okanagan, Onondaga, Ojibwa. Senior boat is closest to the jetty.

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