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Lieutenant-General Sir Richard Turner 1871 1961 was a capable but controversial Canadian general who played a critical role in the develop- ment of the Canadian Corps up to 1917 and contributed signicantly to its success thereafter. Despite his many accomplishments including being awarded the Victoria Cross Turner is often portrayed as a political appointee and repeated failure representations that ignore minimize or misconstrue his successes as a combat commander and head of Canadian forces in England. In The Embattled General William Stewart reveals Turners tactical operational and administrative contributions to the Canadian war effort. Uniquely Turner held senior commands in both combat arms and administration. Stewart narrates and analyzes Turners successes and failures in the Boer War and the First World Wars battles of Ypres Festubert St Eloi and the Somme. He also studies Turners career after his transfer to com- mand Canadian forces in England in December 1916 where Turner reformed an administration in chaos. After the war Turner played a key role in the formation of the Royal Canadian Legion. Based on exhaustive research from over 1200 volumes of material including many previously untouched sources The Embattled General pro- vides a balanced and just re-evaluation of Turner identifying his merits as well as his aws. William F. Stewart is a researcher focused on the tactical operational and administrative aspects of Canadas participation in the First World War. He lives in Ottawa. 1 5 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 5 M I L I TA R Y H I S T O R Y C A N A D I A N H I S T O R Y The Embattled General Sir Richard Turner and the First World War william f. stewart A re-evaluation of a controversial Canadian general that overturns much of what is known about him. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S November 2015 978-0-7735-4625-7 44.95T CDN 44.95T US 31.00 cloth 6 x 9 408pp 10 maps 2 photos 8 diagrams 7 tables Ebook available