Publisher: Formac Publishing Ltd. (September 27, 2010)
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it is a tale drawn from the early days of the Canadian military, an account of 4 younger Canadian seamen who have been the Navy's first casualties at the start of the 1st international struggle. satirically, many give some thought to them sufferers of incompetent seamanship by way of a British naval officer.The 4 have been one of the 21 younger males who made up the 1st type of the Royal military university of Canada, arrange in 1911 almost immediately after the Canadian military itself was once validated in 1910. All 4 sailors have been from Canada's Maritime provinces. After their education on the university, they have been published to the British military for additional event at sea.William Palmer, first in his graduating type, and Arthur Silver, senior Cadet Captain, either from Halifax, have been individually selected by means of Rear-Admiral Christopher Cradock to visit struggle at the huge and powerfulBritish vessel strong desire. Their comrades John Hatheway of Fredericton, and Malcolm Cann of Yarmouth, have been additionally chosen, to the discontentment of the rest males. inside of six weeks, those our much-envied comrades have been lifeless because the sturdy desire went down with out survivors, sunk by way of the German navy.First to Die depicts the early heritage of Canada's army and the truth of warfare at sea, skilled during the eyes of the 4 younger midshipmen longing for event. The booklet is generally illustrated with pictures drawn from key archival and personal collections.