It Can't Last Forever: The 19th Battalion and the Canadian Corps in the First World War

October 12, 2017|
It Can't Last Forever: The 19th Battalion and the Canadian Corps in the First World War by David Campbell
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The 19th Battalion was an infantry unit that fought in many of the deadliest battles of the First World War. Hailing from Hamilton, Toronto, and other communities in southern Ontario and beyond, its members were ordinary men facing extraordinary challenges at the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, Amiens, and other battlefields on Europe’s Western Front.
Through his examination of official records and personal accounts, the author presents vivid descriptions and assessments of the rigours of training, the strains of trench warfare, the horrors of battle, and the camaraderie of life behind the front lines. From mobilization in 1914 to the return home in 1919, Campbell reveals the unique experiences of the battalion’s officers and men and situates their service within the broader context of the battalion’s parent formations—the 4th Infantry Brigade and the 2nd Division of the Canadian Corps. Readers will gain a fuller appreciation of the internal dynamics of an infantry battalion and how it functioned within the larger picture of Canadian operations.
David Campbell received his doctorate in history from the University of Calgary, specializing in military history. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and teaches history at Mount Saint Vincent University and Saint Mary’s University.
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Title:It Can't Last Forever: The 19th Battalion and the Canadian Corps in the First World War
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:680 pages, 10.26 X 7.27 X 1.45 in
Shipping dimensions:680 pages, 10.26 X 7.27 X 1.45 in
Published:October 12, 2017
Publisher:Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781771122368

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