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Voices from the Past: Canadian Letters from the First World War

By: Chase, Geraldine & Bill Beswetherick

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Kingston ON, Allan Graphics: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18847

ISBN: 0973646926

Condition: Very Good+


Very light shelf wear and small crease at bottom front. ; A bright, solid book. Colour map inside front cover. ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 296 pages; This started out as a memorial to the soldiers of Gananoque, Ontario, using the letters to preserve their words for historical purposes but as they continued their research they discovered letters from soldiers in other parts of Canada. So, they expanded their focus. Along with the letters, the authors include some background of the action or battle in which the soldier was involved as well as some background about the so... View more info

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At the Sharp End Volume One Canadians Fighting the Great War 1914-1916

By: Cook, Tim

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Toronto, Viking Canada: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18663

ISBN: 0670067342

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Illustrations and Maps; 9.10 X 7 X 2 inches; 600 pages; "At the Sharp End covers the harrowing early battles of World War One, when tens of thousands, then hundreds of thousands, died, before the generals and soldiers found ways to break the terrible stalemate of the front. It provides both an intimate look at the Canadian men in the trenches and an authoritative account of the slow evolution in tactics, weapons, and advancement. Featuring never-before-published photographs, letters, diaries, and maps, this recou... View more info

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The Battle of the Somme The Heroism and Horror of War

By: Gilbert, Martin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 2006

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 17627

ISBN: 0771035470

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Only slight wear top edge of DJ ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs, Maps; 9.20 X 6 X 1.20 inches; 332 pages; A history of the Battle of the Somme, where 310,000 troops from German, French, British and Canadian armies died during just 138 days of battle. "Every July 1, while Canadians celebrate what they have, Newfoundlanders remember what they have lost: on 1 July 1916, on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 733 of 801 men in the 1st Newfoundland Regiment were killed.From their starting position in a British support trench, the Newfoundlanders ... View more info

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Massacre At Beaumont Hamel

By: Horwood, Joan

Price: $45.00

Publisher: St. John's, Newfoundland, Avalon Publications: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18909

Condition: Very Good


Card covers show very light shelf wear, soil and corner curl.; A tight solid book, stapled wraps. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 52 pages; This was written in honour of the Newfoundland Regiment who served on Gallipoli and suffered great losses at Beaumont Hamel (Battle of the Somme 1916). View more info

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Three Times and Out; A Canadian Boy's Experience in Germany

By: McClung, Nellie L. and Private Mervin C. Simmons

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Thomas Allen/ Houghton Mifflin: 1918

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 18873

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Blue cloth boards show some shelf wear, with some soiling. Missing FFEP.; A tight solid book, hinges intact. B&W frontispiece with tissue guard.; Ex-Library; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 247 pages; After a conversation with a returned Canadian soldier during WWI, Nellie McClung determined that she would tell his story. Simmons narrated his experiences and she put it into a format that interested readers could appreciate. View more info

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Canada's Sons in the World War A complete and authentic history of the commanding part played by Canada and the British Empire in the World's Greatest War

By: Nasmith, Col. George G.

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Toronto, The John C. Winston Co.: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18598

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Blue cloth boards show some shelf wear, light soiling. previous owner's name on FFEP. ; A tight solid book. Insignia giltstamped on front board with titles in gilt on spine. Introduction by General Currie ; Volume 2; B&W Photographs and maps; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 344 pages; Volume 2 only. This volume starts with Passchendale, the US entry in the war and the Russian Revolution. View more info

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Georges Vanier Soldier: The Wartime Letters and Diaries, 1915-1919

By: Vanier, Georges & Deborah Cowley (editor)

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Toronto, Dundurn Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15745

ISBN: 1550023438

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Signed by Editor; Light edgewear to book and dust jacket. ; Inscribed by the editor on the front free end paper. A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; B&W Photographs; 9.28 X 6.28 X 1.07 inches; 240 pages; "Georges Vanier, who served as Governor General of Canada from 1959-1967, was 26 when he became one of the the first men to join the newly established Royal 22nd Regiment - known as the "Van Doos". He was in his second year in the Montreal firm as Dessaules and Garneau, and very much the son of a Montreal upper-class family. His service in the First World War shaped his character, ... View more info