Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting The Great War 1917-1918 Volume Two by Tim CookShock Troops: Canadians Fighting The Great War 1917-1918 Volume Two by Tim Cook

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

byTim Cook

Paperback | September 29, 2009

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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.
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...
Title:Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting The Great War 1917-1918 Volume TwoFormat: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 This is how history should be taught Tim Cook's flair for bringing history to life is a true gift to Canada. This volume of his history of the Canadian Corps in the First World War is so riveting, you can almost taste the cordite in your mouth as you follow the Canadians over the top into battle and as they lived out their lives in the wet and sodden trenches. This is the type of book people who don't think they like history should read; they'll never think of it the same way again.
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is NOT your highschool History class. It is refreshing to read about the Canadian experience of the Great War, no British, or U.S. troops coming to save the day and end the war. Although war is not an easy topic, this book is very readable, it has a literary quality about it. Another element that sets this book apart from others is the personal feelings stemming from letters and diaries of the infantry. In addition to warfare Tim Cook explores the political elements on the home front. This is the fourth book I have read written by Cook, and they will not be the last. P.S. his books are lengthy 500-600pp.
Date published: 2017-05-28
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