At the Sharp End-Volume One 1914 to 1916---With Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting the Great War-Volume Two 1917 to 1918-2 Books ( World War I and Canada )( Wwi )
by Tim Cook
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Publisher: Toronto: Viking Canada / Penguin Group, 2007 and 2008, 1st edition, 1st...
Book -----------2 volumes, hardcovers, both are Near Fine copies in a Near Fine dustjackets, likely unread, 599 and 727 pages, b&w photos, ---"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 recounting of the Great War through the soldiers' eyewitness accounts is moving and thoroughly engrossing. At The Sharp End is the first comprehensive history of Canadians in World War One in 40 years. It heralds a growing interest in World War One history with a CBC documentary currently under development. Acclaimed Canadian actor Paul Gross is starring in a $20-million feature film to be released in summer 2007."------"Shock Troops follows the Canadian fighting forces during the titanic battles of Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Passchendaele, and the Hundred Days campaign. Through the eyes of the soldiers who fought and died in the trenches on the Western Front, and based on newly uncovered Canadian, British, and German archival sources, Cook builds on Volume I of his national bestseller, At the Sharp End. The Canadian fighting forces never lost a battle during the final 2 years of the war, and although they paid a terrible price in the killing fields of the Great War, they were indeed, as British Prime Minister David Lloyd George exclaimed, the shock troops of the Empire."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo.