Thomas Glen Lockhart
Publisher: FriesenPress (November 27, 2012)
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A Canadian platoon embarked less than the canopy of darkness in overdue October 1944 close to Cesna Italy assigned with a tank searching project. Their target was once to assist Allied forces determine a bridgehead to construct a serious crossing around the Savio River. Ongoing heavy fireplace from German tanks required an elite crew of Canadian squaddies with tank killing event to damage the German enhance and in below one hour, one guy replaced Canadian historical past eternally. this can be a tale which outlines the heroic army victory within the conflict of Italy, 1943-45 and the extreme valour of non-public Ernest "Smokey" Smith who single-handedly destroyed a number of German Panzer tanks with projectile infantry anti-tank weapons and guarded a wounded comrade with sub-machine gun from competition forces. Born in New Westminster, BC Ernest Smith grew up in the course of Canada's melancholy of the Thirties. Like many younger males on the time, Smith "rode the rails" is seek of employment the place he ultimately volunteered and enlisted within the Canadian Expeditionary strength to struggle within the new conflict of 1939. Smokey used to be an exemplary soldier whose bravery eventually led to him changing into Canada's final surviving recipient of the Victoria pass.