Afghanistan: A Canadian Story by Melanie GrahamAfghanistan: A Canadian Story by Melanie Graham

Afghanistan: A Canadian Story

EditorMelanie Graham

Hardcover | October 23, 2014

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Afghanistan: A Canadian Story Canadian Afghan Mission: 2001 – 2014  

Canada’s largest overseas commitment is Joint Task Force Afghanistan, the formation comprising all Canadian forces personnel and assets deployed in Southwest Asia. Canada had one over-arching objective: to leave Afghanistan to Afghans in a country that is better governed, more peaceful and more secure.

The wonderful men and women you will meet within these pages worked tirelessly to make this happen. This is their story. The stories and images are arranged in a chronology that follows Canada’s engagement in Afghanistan. As such it will be a welcome and positive legacy for the CF members who served, for the families and friends of the fallen, for schools, and for the Canadian public.

The book is a large, hard cover title of 272 pages, organized in chapters by year and operation, to share with Canadians the stories, reflections and images produced by CF members and CF agencies such as Army News and Combat Camera.

Contributions from journalists who embedded with the mission will also be incorporated. Remember, net proceeds from book sales will go to the Edmonton Military Family Resources Centre, to be shared with military support services such as the Boomers Legacy Foundation, the Military Families Fund, the Soldier On Fund and Operation Dignity St Anne de Bellevue Veterans Hospital Foundation.

Dr. Jack L. Granatstein, OC, FRSC –?“For the almost 40,000 men and women?who served there, Afghanistan was at once bewildering, complex, and fascinating. The people had their charms, and the countryside could be beautiful. The children especially were attractive, asking for chocolate or pens, sometimes handing over IED parts ?in exchan...
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Title:Afghanistan: A Canadian StoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.8 × 11.25 × 1 inPublished:October 23, 2014Publisher:John McQuarrie PhotographyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1894673719

ISBN - 13:9781894673716

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Canadians need to read this! I had heard early in the year (2014) about this book and was anxious to have a look. When it was finally published towards the end of the year, I asked Santa to please, if anything, to place this under the tree! He listened. So far this book is fantastic! The photography alone is well worth the investment. The stories make you appreciate the sacrifice that our young men and women endured during there tours in an area in the world where modern conveniences are non existent. This book captures in detail with words and imagery the stories of the people who serve our great country and the ones that we will not forget. This is our Canadian story.
Date published: 2015-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This book has far exceeded my expectations, I am a strong supporter of the military and am amazed at the stories in this book especially knowing that they are among the Canadian proud
Date published: 2015-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I have a friend with a story in this book and bought it to be supportive. I was moved and touched by the sharing attitude of the contributors and the depth and breadth of the individuals and their experiences. What an amazing book!
Date published: 2014-12-29