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Fabric of War by Bill Alexander

Fabric of War is the first thoroughly researched and detailed history dealing with the Canadian army cloth shoulder titles as worn between 1900 and 1970. Drawing on extensive archival material, the narrative presents a comprehensive examination of fabric titles, by era and type, with detailed descriptions of the badges adopted for wear and the manner in which they were worn. Explored are the policies and practices for designing, manufacturing, and wearing the badges and the issues encountered with adopting the badges. The text is profusely illustrated, with hundreds of colour images of the actual titles and contemporary photos of the insignia in wear.

Fabric of War is the essential reference for the history and development of Canadian shoulder titles, and a must have for collectors and historians of Canadian militaria.

Published by Friesen Press 2019. The book is a hard cover with 513 pages. Over 1000 images and tables. Full colour images capture the true colours of the insignia.

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Fabric of War is a bible, the best ever compiled complete work on Canadian army cloth shoulder titles out there. Plus the author is a great guy. This book has to be in your collection if you are serious about collecting Canadian titles.