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Defenders of the Flag

Defenders of the Flag book cover Defenders of the Flag is a tribute to the military veterans of the small town of Hudson, Quebec. It covers four centuries of warfare; the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries and spans 260 years, roughly 1740-2003. Rare photos, drawings and sketches are liberally distributed throughout the 291 page book.

Each different chapter covers a different military engagement complete with listings of veterans: The French Regime including the Seven Years War (1756-1763), the War of 1812, the Napoleonic Wars, the Rebellion of 1837, the Fenian Raids, the Boer War, the Relief of Khartoum, World Wars I & II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Bosnia, the Gulf War and the War in Iraq. The final chapter covers the Peacetime service of the Hudson veterans including the "Cold War".

The author, Roderick L. Hodgson is a native of Hudson, Quebec and you can contact him here. You can buy the book directly from the author or at the local bookstore.