Publisher: Véhicule Press (November 1, 2002)
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After vacationing her cousin's grave within the Canadian army cemetery at Bretteville-sur-Laize in Normandy, Patricia Burns back to Montreal with a decision to checklist the tales of veterans of worldwide warfare II. those tales of younger women and men who served within the military, military and air strength illustrate the uncooked braveness, younger bravado, and sacrifice had to defeat a robust enemy. a few served at the domestic entrance; others, who again from the theatre of battle, have been by no means a similar again.Moving money owed from kinfolk of veterans?sons, daughters, better halves and siblings?reveal the fee in addition they paid during this such a lot terrible struggle. We meet a tender bride who spent her first 3 marriage ceremony anniversaries by myself whereas her husband languished within the POW camp, Stalag Luft III, and participated within the doomed get away which used to be made into the motion picture, the good break out; a ship's stoker who feared no longer with the ability to get away a torpedo assault which might suggest both quick dying or a terrible demise through scalding; the bold pilot who turned a clergyman after the battle; a tender lady who joined the air strength and discovered that its motto, "We Serve That males could Fly" rather intended "We Serve That males may well Die"; a nurse who unknowingly skied in a minefield in Italy, and a soldier's account of the Dieppe raid of August 19, 1942?"the most expensive day in Canada's army historical past.