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Major Hal Skaarup has served with the Canadian Forces for more than 40 years, starting with the 56th Field Squadron, RCE and completing his service as the G2 (Intelligence Officer) at CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick in August 2011. He was a member of the Canadian Airborne Regiment, served three tours with the Skyhawks Parachute Demonstration Team, and worked in the Airborne Trials and Evaluation section. He served as an Intelligence Officer overseas in Germany and Colorado, and has been on operational deployments to Cyprus, Bosnia, and Afghanistan. He has been an instructor at the Tactics School at the Combat Training Centre in Gagetown and at the Intelligence Training Schools in Borden and Kingston. He earned a Master's degree in War Studies through the Royal Military College. Major. Skaarup is also the author for four simply outstanding books on Canadian military history, military museums, and military monuments.. "Canadian War Trophies" (9781300964148, $38.60 PB, $0.99 Kindle, 492) describes and illustrates the captured weapons and equipment of former adversaries on display in Canada, including war prizes from the Crimean War, the Fenian Raids, the Boer War, the Great War, the Second World War, the Korean War, the Cold War, the Yugoslav Wars and Afghanistan. "Shelldrake" (9781469750002, $35.95 PB, $3.99 Kindle, 375pp) is an illustrated compendium of descriptively detailed Canadian army and navy artillery pieces, museums and monuments. The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery is represented by a long and distinguished line of gunners with historical ties back to the days before Canada's Confederation. "Ironsides" (9781462034642, $35.95 PB, $9.99 Kindle, 368pp) provides an informative and detailed synopsis of the carefully preserved and restored armored fighting vehicles on display in Canada. "Ironsides" highlights the importance of these upon key turning points in history when these AFVs were in use as tools of war at home and overseas. "Axis Warplane Survivors" (9781300067443, $41.30 PB, $0.99 Kindle, 546pp) is a superbly organized and illustrated guidebook to the preserved Military Aircraft of the Second World War Tripartite Pact of Germany, Italy, and Japan, joined by Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Yugoslavia; the co-belligerent states of Thailand, Finland, San Marino and Iraq; and the occupied states of Albania, Belarus, Croatia, Vichy France, Greece, Ljubljana, Macedonia, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Manchukuo, Mengjiang, the Philippines and Vietnam. These four volumes are extraordinary, unique, and very highly recommended for personal, community, and academic library World War II History collections in general, and Canadian Military History supplemental studies reading lists in particular.