PER ARDUA AD ARCTICUM: The Royal Canadian Air Force in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic

Wood’s pioneering history, published here for the first time, offers valuable insights into the pivotal role that the Royal Canadian Air Force played in the opening of the Canadian North from the 1920s to the late 1940s. Filled with interesting first‐person accounts of Arctic operations and rich descriptions of Arctic landscapes, Per Ardua Ad Arcticum is a valuable resource for scholars, military personnel, aviation enthusiasts, and general readers who want to learn more about the early history of the RCAF and aviation in the Canadian North.

P. Whitney Lackenbauer, is Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in the Study of the Canadian North with the School for the Study of Canada at Trent University. His recent books include Shaping Arctic Policy: The Minutes of the Eskimo Affairs Committee, 1952-62 (co-edited 2019); Familiar Fields to Foreign Soil: Three Rural Townships and the Great War (co-authored 2018); China’s Arctic Ambitions and What They Mean for Canada (co-authored 2018); Roots of Entanglement: Essays in Native-Newcomer Relations (co-edited 2017); and (Re)Conceptualizing Arctic Security: Selected Articles from the Journal of Military and Security Studies (co-edited 2017).

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