Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The untold story of the underage soldiers who fought for Canada in the Great War. Codice inventario libreria
Between 15,000 and 20,000 underage youths, some as young as ten, signed up to fight in Canada's armed forces in the First World War. They served in the trenches alongside their elders, and fought in all the major battles: Ypres, the Somme, Passchendaele, Vimy Ridge, and the rest. Many were injured or suffered psychological wounds. Many died. This is the first book to tell their story.
Some boys joined up to escape unhappy homes and workplaces. Others went with their parents' blessing, carrying letters from fathers and mothers asking the recruiters to take their eager sons. The romantic notion of a short, victorious campaign was wiped out the second these boys arrived on the Western Front. The authors, who narrate the fighting with both military professionalism and humanity, portray many boys who, in the heat of battle, made a seamless transition from follower to leader to hero.
Authors Dan Black and John Boileau combed the archives and collections to bring these stories to life. Passages from letters the boy soldiers wrote home reveal the range of emotions and experiences they underwent, from the humorous to the unspeakably horrible. Their parents' letters touch us with their concern, love, uncertainty, and often, grief. Meticulously researched and abundantly illustrated with photographs, paintings, and a collection of specially commissioned maps, Old Enough to Fight is Canadian military and social history at its most fascinating.
DAN BLACK, former Editor-in-Chief of Legion Magazine, has written and edited hundreds of articles on Canada's military, past and present. He has worked with serving men and women at all levels and with most of Canada's top military historians. He lives in Ottawa.
JOHN BOILEAU is a retired Canadian army colonel and author of ten books and nearly 300 articles. He is a frequent commentator on military issues for radio and television and a lecturer to service organizations and historical societies. In 2010 the Minister of National Defence appointed him Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of the Halifax Rifles. He lives in Nova Scotia.
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Descrizione libro Lorimer, 2013. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria mon0001538692
Descrizione libro Lorimer. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Codice libro della libreria 2734429972
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Descrizione libro Lorimer, Toronoto, ON, Canada, 2014. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. 1st Edition. As new copy. (see picture) 448 pages including index. Codice libro della libreria 011713
Descrizione libro Lorimer,, Toronto, 2013. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. near fine hard cover in near fine unclipped dustjacket now in mylar, clean tight and unmarked, 448pp nf/nf. Codice libro della libreria 95532
Descrizione libro Lorimer, 2013. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P111459405412