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1 Bell, Gordon We Went Where They Sent Us... and did as we were told (most of the time)
Lantzville, BC Oolichan Books 2000 0889821941 / 9780889821941 Paperback Very Good+ 
Only slight wear to card covers with french flaps ; A bright, solid book ; B&W Illustrations; 0.8 x 9.9 x 7.9 Inches; 292 pages; This remarkable book of untold WWII remembrances documents the vast contribution of Canadians, and re-emphasizes the meaning of Remembrance. This collection of stories is written by both veterans and those with strong connections to the War. The stories are marked with courage, poignancy and humour and give the reader new perspectives on the war--from not only Canadians, but those living in Europe during that tumultuous time. The book chronicles multi-dimensional experiences of men and women serving in the army, air force, navy and merchant fleet, and of homemakers and children (on both sides of the conflict). 
Price: 14.50 CDN
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The General Who Never Was, Galloway, Strome
2 Galloway, Strome The General Who Never Was
Belleville, ON Mika Publishing Company 1981 0919303544 / 9780919303546 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Dust jacket scuffed with some edge wear, some soil on back panel of DJ ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 294 pages; "Colonel Strome Galloway, who commanded the Guards' 4th Battalion from 1955 to 1957 and was the first and last regimental lieutenant-colonel, believed that the disbanding of the Guards was a "political decision" by powerful "francophone" elements. "Our crime," Galloway wrote, "was that we were 'too British' in uniform and character to pass muster with the Francophone hierarchy which dominated the Defence Department at the time. The Unification program was the official excuse, but the program itself was partly a gimmick to 'Americanize' the Canadian forces and eliminate, as far as possible, the British traditions of the past." (Wikipedia) He served for more than 6 decades. This is an account of his personal military service with a short polemic against the unification of the Canadian services. He died in 2004. 
Price: 21.50 CDN
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