Written and complied by Bill Alexander. Published by Friesen Press 2019
Hard cover, 513 pages, on gloss paper. Over 1000 images and tables. Full colour images capture the true colours of the insignia. Retail price is $175.00 CAD Plus shipping.
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. (source: taken from the back cover of the dust jacket)
“The anticipated new BIBLE of shoulder flashes is now available!
Fabric of War, the most comprehensive book published on Canadian Army Cloth Insignia EVER! This is a must have in the library of any collector of Canadian Cloth.” Marway Militaria
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The author, Bill Alexander, will have tables at the Ottawa Military Heritage Show on April 25, 2020 (details) and the CSMMI Annual Convention on June 19-20, 2020 in Burlington, ON, (details) and will have books available for sale and will gladly sign copies and answer any questions. He will also take reservations to guarantee you a copy. Contact Bill directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
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telephone: 1 204-775-7159
photos courtesy of Bill Alexander and Marway Militaria Inc.