Canadian Battlefields:And other Poems John Richardson Wilkinson
Canadian Battlefields:And Other Poems (Classic Reprint) J. R. Wilkinson
Over the Canadian Battlefields:Notes of a Little Journey in France, in March, 1919 (Classic Reprint) John Wesley Dafoe
Because We Are Canadians: A Battlefield Memoir:A Battlefield Memoir Douglas & McIntyre Charles Kipp
Canadians At War:A Guide to the Battlefields of World War I Susan Evans Shaw
Canadians At War Vol. 2:A Guide to the Battlefields and Memorials of World War II Susan Evans Shaw
It is remembered in the Netherlands as ´´the sweetest of springs´´, the one that saw the country´s liberation from German occupation. But for the soldiers of First Canadian army, who fought their way across the Rhine River and then through Holland and northwest Germany, that spring of 1945 was bittersweet. While the Dutch were being liberated from the grinding boot heel of the Nazis, their freedom was being paid for in Canadian lives lost. On to Victory is the story of those final cruel days of the war. From the brutal battlefields of Holland and northwest Germany where a collapsing enemy army still fought with fierce determination, to the unique truce in which the Germans and Allies provided food to millions of Dutch citizens starved almost to death, to those heady moments when each town and city was finally liberated, this is the little-told story of First Canadian Army´s last campaign of World War II. With his trademark ´´you are there´´ style that draws upon official records, veteran memories, and a keen understanding of the experience of combat, Mark Zuehlke brings to life this final chapter in the story of Canada in World War II. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Dufris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003591/bk_adbl_003591_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the story of the average Canadian who volunteered for the Canadian Expeditionary Force told through the lens of one battalion - the 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish) of the 1st Canadian Infantry Division. This Highland Regiment fought in the Ypres Salient and in the Somme, at Vimy, Passchendaele, and Amiens. It suffered the first gas attack; its ranks were decimated as it fought at virtually every major battle in the European theatre. From the declaration of war to the cessation of hostilities, Zuehlke follows the battalion from marshalling and training in Canada, across the Atlantic to England, and then landing in Europe. In graphic detail he takes the reader into the trenches and onto the shell-pocked battlefields, through assaults on ridges and wooded valleys. Brave Battalion is not a sweeping history of the conflict. It is rather the story of war on the ground as told through the accomplishments of a band of brothers - the Canadian Scottish - who came to represent the best of what Canada sent into battle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Fawley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010585/bk_adbl_010585_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Long before she made her first trip to Afghanistan as an embedded reporter for The Globe and Mail, Christie Blatchford was already one of Canada´s most respected and eagerly read journalists. Her vivid prose, her unmistakable voice, her ability to connect emotionally with her subjects and readers, her hard-won and hard-nosed skills as a reporter had already established her as a household name. But with her many reports from Afghanistan, and in dozens of interviews with the returned members of the 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia´s Canadian Light Infantry and others back at home, she found the subject she was born to tackle. Her reporting of the conflict and her deeply empathetic observations of the men and women who wear the maple leaf are words for the ages, fit to stand alongside the nation´s best writing on war. It is a testament to Christie Blatchford´s skills and integrity that along with the admiration of her readers, she won the respect and trust of the soldiers. They share breathtakingly honest accounts of their desire to serve, their willingness to confront fear and danger in the battlefield, their loyalty towards each other and the heartbreak occasioned by the loss of one of their own. Grounded in insights gained over the course of three trips to Afghanistan in 2006, and drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews not only with the servicemen and -women with whom she shared so much, but with their commanders and family members as well, Christie Blatchford creates a detailed, complex and deeply affecting picture of military life in the 21st century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matilda Novak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003551/bk_adbl_003551_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winnie Douglas always loved taking pictures of her family and her hometown. One day, while reading a war magazine, she admires pictures of the soldiers, whose strength and courage touch her. With her family´s blessing, she journeys to Paris where a French magazine hires her to take pictures of the war. Henry Whitfield answers the call of duty and travels halfway across the world to fight in the war. Far away from his family and Canadian hometown, he feels the loneliness. On the battlefield, he meets an angel. Afraid she is just a dream, he befriends Winnie. Can two strangers brought together by war find love amidst the turmoil and tragedy? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Denise Kahn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079070/bk_acx0_079070_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.