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serve credit for contributing to the programme. The Secretary of State's Depart- ment must be thanked, particularly for the highly professional interpreters whose services were the subject of universal praise. And the guides provided by Na- tional Historic Sites, of the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, were all very competent: some, particularly at Quebec, performed an outstanding job. The organizing committee and my staff at the Directorate of History devoted many hours of their own time, especially of course my Historien en chef, Jean Pariseau. It should be added that my Senior Historian, Brereton Greenhous, in addition to a heavy load in directing the total research effort of our principal official history project (the history of the Royal Canadian Air Force), is under- taking the task of editing the Acta. And much depended on the response of the participants. Their obvious desire to make this conference work was enormously helpful; to them we offer our thanks.

It was indeed a disappointment not to go to Louisbourg, but I would ex- press the hope that it was a cloud with a silver lining, since it gives us a reason to have another gathering of military historians in Canada. We may hope, therefore, that these proceedings mark the beginning of a trend rather than the completion of an event.

W.A.B. Douglas Director Directorate of History Program Chairman

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