At the Sharp End: Canadians fighting the Great War, 1914-1916. Volume one
"At the sharp end" features never-before-published photographs, letters, diaries, and maps recounting the devastation and triumphs of the Great War through the soldier's eyewitness accounts. This volume focuses on early battles of Second Ypres, St. Eloi, Mount Sorrel, and the Somme. The focus is on the Canadian Corps--the nation's 100,000 strong fighting formation that came to be regarded as elite troops with the British Expeditionary Force.
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At the Sharp End Volume One: Canadians Fighting the Great War 1914-1916
Limited preview - 2016
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