ANDREWS, Allen




Author Tags: War

Allen Andrews is an historian who has taught at Xavier College and Vancouver Community College. He is the author of Brave Soldiers, Proud Regiments: Canada’s Military Heritage (Ronsdale Press, 1997). The 26 chapters commence with the 1759 Battle of the Plains of Abraham. It presents the accomplishments of 19th-century figures Sir Isaac Brock, Light Brigade hero Alexander Roberts Dunn, V.C., Sir John Inglis, whose defence of Lucknow's Residency became a Victorian epic, and British officers Garnet Wolseley and Frederick Middleton, who led expeditions against Riel. Great War sketches include the moving story of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry and an account of Sir Julian Byng, who led the Canadian Corps to victory at Vimy Ridge. World War Two stories include portraits of senior commanders Andy McNaughton and Harry Crerar as the "D-Day Dodgers" - Canadians who fought in Italy. Our country's modern role as a peacekeeper is examined in accounts of Rocky's (John Meredith Rockingham's) Special Force in Korea, and Lewis MacKenzie's novel role as a UN general commanding "Sector Sarajevo" in former Yugoslavia. Andrews lives in Vancouver where he has served as a course writer for the Open Learning Agency.

[RONSDALE / BCBW 1997]