Through a Canadian Periscope: the story of the Canadian Submarine Service. Military history. Dundurn Press Ltd. 1995. ISBN = 1-55002-217-2,
Published by Dundurn Press
The Canadian Submarine Service has overcome repeated attempts to sink it since 1914. Surprise, controversy, heroism, political expediency, and naval manipulation overflow its 80-year history. Heroes, cowards, eccentrics, and ordinary people populate the story, epitomizing the true essence of the service.
Selected for "Books for Everyone," Through a Canadian Periscope tells the tale of Canada's Submarine Service from its unexpected inauguration in British Columbia on the first day of the Great War to the uncertainty of its future in 1995.
The book first describes the service during and after World War I; then details the careers of the Canadians who served with distinction in submarines in all theatres of World War II. Lastly, the book examines the modern era since 1962—including information that gives a new perspective on the controversial Conservative initiative for nuclear-powered boats in 1987.
“Julie Ferguson writes with conviction and affection, and hers is a telling story of how little and late Canadian politicians and admirals have responded to the needs of warfare beneath the waves.”
Canadian Military History
, Marine Subjects