Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting The Great War 1917-1918 Volume Two

Paperback | September 29, 2009

byTim Cook

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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.

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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 ...

TIM COOK is the Great War historian at the Canadian War Museum, as well as an adjunct professor at Carleton University. His books have won numerous awards, including the 2008 J.W. Dafoe Prize for At the Sharp End and the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction for Shock Troops. In 2013, he received the Pierre Berton Award fo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:736 pages, 8.99 × 5.95 × 1.92 inPublished:September 29, 2009Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143055933

ISBN - 13:9780143055938

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from History with Impact - Part 2 This is the follow up book to At the Sharp End. The interesting and entertaining - yet horrific - telling of the Canadian Army's job on the Western Front continues. Don't read one book without the other and I strongly recommend these books for any student of Canadian and / or Military History. An easy read and high impact on conveying and accurate message on the horror of war.
Date published: 2011-10-13