J. Marc Milner

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According to a Gregg Centre biographical note:

Dr. Marc Milner is best known for his books on the Canadian navy and on the Battle of the Atlantic, starting with North Atlantic Run in 1985, and most recently Battle of the Atlantic (2003 & 2005). He has also edited several volumes, has published widely in scholarly journals on defence issues and military history, and now writes a regular column on naval history for Legion Magazine.
From 1983 to 1986 Milner was an historian with the Directorate of History, NDHQ, Ottawa, where he worked on volume II of the RCAF’s official History, and the new official history of the Royal Canadian Navy. Milner joined the History Department at UNB in 1986 and from then until 2005 was Director of UNB’s Military and Strategic Studies Programme. He has served as Chairman of the Canadian Military Colleges Advisory Board, has edited the journal Canadian Military History and conducted study tours of European battlefields on behalf of the Canadian Battlefields Foundation and the Canadian Armed Forces.
He is currently on the Board of Visitors of the Canadian Forces College, Chair of the UNB History Department, and Acting Director of UNB’s Centre for Conflict Studies/MSS Program. Dr Milner’s current research projects focus on the Normandy campaign of 1944 and include a volume for the NB Military Heritage Project booklet series titled From D-Day to Carpiquet: The North Shore Regiment at War, June-July 1944 and a major long-term academic project titled “Normandy 1944: Landscape, Myth and Memory” which seeks to deconstruct the existing assumptions about the campaign and create a new paradigm for understanding it.[1]


  1. Gregg Centre Our People, accessed 24 February 2009