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Killing Ground is the story of that civil war, a war that never happened- thank god, all the more so as Bruce Powe's very .

Killing Ground is the story of that civil war, a war that never happened- thank god, all the more so as Bruce Powe's very plausible narrative of the course of such a war describes how terrible a conflict it might have been. Powe wrote this book in 1965, projecting forward to the year 1970, when a weak government in Ottawa crumbles in the face of armed separatism in Quebec. He follows the experiences of a member of the Canadian armed forces as the country collapses around him, and the war goes from bitter to worse.

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Killing Ground, by Bruce Powe, is the self-proclaimed "story of the Canadian Civil Wa. Basically, the story revolves around the situation in Quebec in 1968

Killing Ground, by Bruce Powe, is the self-proclaimed "story of the Canadian Civil Wa. Basically, the story revolves around the situation in Quebec in 1968. If you're familiar with Canadian history, the story will be a familiar one. To those who aren't, the late 1960s marked the beginnings of the modern political movement toward Quebec independence. In October, 1968, René Lévesque several pro-independence political parties formed the Parti Québécois, effectively making the independence movement mainstream by giving it a voice in the Canadian government.

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Just_paw
Alberta born Canadian Armed Forces Lt. Col. Alex Hylnka returns to Canada from peacekeeping duty overseas to find all is not well. Seperatists have gained power in Quebec and begin to take steps to forment revolution. As Hylnka arrives in Montreal a terrorist bomb kills the major federalist figures and a top CAF General is assasinated by a member of the seperatist White Shirts. Hylnka is ordered to London, Ontario to begin training reservists for battle, after the Quebec government declares indepeandince. Reservists in Quebec as well as the Provincal Police side with the seperatists, well the White Shirts (think a Quebec version of the Viet Cong or SS) eleminate any oppassition within Quebec. CAF HQ is overrun and the White Shirts begin to ethnicly cleanse Montreal's English population. War begins as Hylnka's battalion is sent to liberate Montreal's airport. From there the violence escalates, with atrocities commited by both sides, and a fedearal governments lack of decisivness and action leads to American intervention and a future filled with conflict. Well written, interesting, Killing Ground preasents a horrifing vision of what could happen should the Seperatist's in Quebec ever get there way. Be warned this book isn't for the faint of heart as no one least of all Hylnka keeps there hand's clean (ie Seperatist resort to terrorism, ethnic cleansing, executing prisoners, and a couple White Shirts are caught trying to rape several woman. Hylnka is ruthless in his fight against the Seperatist frequently violating Canadian and International Law, as he resorts to executing prisoners, and torture himself). All in all Killing Ground is highly recommeded for anyone concerned about the future of Canada.
Pringles
A civil war in Canada? Unthinkable today, perhaps; but thirty years ago, not only was it not unthinkable, it was a very real possibility. Killing Ground is the story of that civil war, a war that never happened- thank god, all the more so as Bruce Powe's very plausible narrative of the course of such a war describes how terrible a conflict it might have been.
Powe wrote this book in 1965, projecting forward to the year 1970, when a weak government in Ottawa crumbles in the face of armed separatism in Quebec. He follows the experiences of a member of the Canadian armed forces as the country collapses around him, and the war goes from bitter to worse. The story describes intial weakness and defeats for the national government, followed by reorganization and offensive action, much like the course of the American civil war, which may have been a model for the progress of the story.
Ultimately a near-stalemate leads to American intervention- resisted by both sides in the civil war. The scary part: all of this could easily have happened. The question is, why did it not happen? How did Canada escape civil war?
In my view, the reason is this: the political leaders in Quebec in the late 1960s turned out to have heroic respect for democratic principles, and instead of pursuing an abrupt, unilateral, violent succession, as some of their supporters urged, never wavered in their conviction that only the ballot box, in the form of a majority vote in a referendum, could be considered a basis for independence.
It could easily have been different. A separatist leader in plays the race card, and embarks on a propaganda campaign; a divided and weak central government fails to respond; the leader unilaterally declares independence; armed militias seize federal property, the armed forces divide along ethnic lines, there is a flood of refugees, and a bloody and bitter civil war commences.
What seemed so far-fetched in 1965 seems all too plausible now, since we've seen exactly this sequence of events play out in the course of the destruction of Yugoslavia.
Bruce Powe must have had enormous experience in the forces, as he writes more convincingly about military events that never happened than most writers can manage when writing about events they observed.
When it was published, Killing Ground was called "a dangerous book." Today, I think it should be regarded as a testament- not to a troubled time when the divide between English and French Canadians almost led to a civil war, but to the enormous good fortune of Quebec, and Canada as a whole, that Quebec produced leaders like Rene Levesque, Lucien Bouchard, and Jacques Parizeau, whose respect for democratic processes made sure that it didn't.
Warianys
This book is dated but haunting. As a life long Canadian and a student of history I have found this one of the great 'what if' novels.
Peles
It's the book. Confirmed.
What it isn't is the thumbnail. You might get a hardcover book in red bindings without any sort of cover art. Just keep that in mind.
Otherwise enjoy a story about quebecois seperatism, war crimes and a surprising lack of calice et tabarnak.
Killing ground: The Canadian civil war download epub
Author: Bruce Powe
ISBN: 0887780660
Category: No category
Language: English
Publisher: P. Martin Assoc (1972)
Pages: 266 pages