The Forgotten: The Canadian Pows, Escapers And Evaders In Europe, 193 by Nathan  M. GreenfieldThe Forgotten: The Canadian Pows, Escapers And Evaders In Europe, 193 by Nathan  M. Greenfield

The Forgotten: The Canadian Pows, Escapers And Evaders In Europe, 193

byNathan M. Greenfield

Hardcover | October 22, 2013

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Unforgettable tales of heroism, bravery and escape—the remarkable true stories of Canadian soldiers and civilians lost behind enemy lines in the Second World War

The Forgotten tells the story of the more than 10,000 Canadian servicemen, merchant mariners and civilians whose war ended in surrender, capture and imprisonment, through the eyes of a group of men in Hitler’s grasp: Private Stan Darch, who had already survived the cauldron of Dieppe; seventeen civilian priests and brothers captured at sea, one of whom risked his life to hide an escape tunnel after the Great Escape; Edward Carter-Edwards, who endured the hell of Buchenwald concentration camp; and RCAF Sergeant Ian MacDonald, who, having been on the run for six weeks after being shot down, was betrayed to the Gestapo and survived six weeks in the notorious Fresnes Prison in Paris. To survive the often horrid conditions of Stalags across Europe and the hunger marches through the freezing snows of the winter of 1944–45, these otherwise ordinary Canadians demonstrated extraordinary valour and commitment to each other and to the Allied cause.

Nathan M. Greenfield, author of the Governor General’s Award finalist The Damned, shares never-before-heard stories of these forgotten Canadians in thrilling and often heartbreaking detail in a book thateveryone will remember.

NATHAN M. GREENFIELD, PhD, is the Canadian correspondent forThe Times Educational Supplementand is a contributor toMaclean’s,Canadian GeographicandThe Times Literary Supplement. He is the author ofThe Damned, which was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction;Baptism of Fire, which was a finalist for the Edna Staeble...
Title:The Forgotten: The Canadian Pows, Escapers And Evaders In Europe, 193Format:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 1 inPublished:October 22, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443404896

ISBN - 13:9781443404891

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too long and too exhausting for me...I couldn't finish it Perhaps this is unfair but I didn't finish the book, I didn't want to and I'd rather not revisit it. It attempts to detail the trials of prisoners in German POW camps in World War II. He seems to be writing a European edition of the Damned which I find quite valuable. However, I found what I have read disorganized and disjointed with chapters that are far too long and paragraphs that go on and on. I was exhausted after the first 30 pages and after a while seeing that the book was over 400 pages long, I could not finish it. It is commendable for Greenfield to explore this topic...unfortunately he did not explore it in a way I can endorse.
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