The Bravest Canadian: Fritz Peters, Vc The Making Of A Hero Of Two World Wars by Sam McbrideThe Bravest Canadian: Fritz Peters, Vc The Making Of A Hero Of Two World Wars by Sam Mcbride

The Bravest Canadian: Fritz Peters, Vc The Making Of A Hero Of Two World Wars

bySam Mcbride

Paperback | May 1, 2012

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A treasure trove of letters from and about Fritz Peters, VC — one of Canada’s greatest war heroes — gives new insight into his life, his thinking and what made him tick. Lovable and eccentric, Peters' life criss-crosses the globe, encompassing boyhood on two coasts of Canada, naval service at the romantic China station, tense battles with German U-boats and a mysterious career in the spy world, culminating with him leading ships to a modern-day Charge of the Light Brigade inside an Algerian port which finds him facing Vichy French guns lined up against him from every direction.
Sam McBride is a native of Nelson, BC. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in English and Journalism from the University of Oregon and a Master of Communication Studies from the University of Calgary. His career includes award-winning work as a writer and communications manager in the private and public sectors in BC, Alberta and the Yukon. ...
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Title:The Bravest Canadian: Fritz Peters, Vc The Making Of A Hero Of Two World WarsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:212 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:May 1, 2012Publisher:Granivlle Island PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1926991109

ISBN - 13:9781926991108

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"A fascinating look at an interesting man...the author has done a good job in giving the reader a glimpse of the character of him."—Starshell Magazine "[Peters is] one of Canada’s most decorated soldiers, with multiple medals for bravery from two world wars. His death-defying adventures sound like something out of a spy novel... Now Trail author Sam McBride has finally sorted out the extraordinary life of his great uncle in a new book, The Bravest Canadian."—Nelson Star"Until recently, the story of Capt. Frederic Thornton 'Fritz' Peters, VC, DSO, DSC and Bar (Sept. 17, 1889 - Nov. 13, 1942) was shrouded in mystery, but thanks to the discovery of hundreds of personal letters written by Peters to his family, and subsequent research, the legend of 'The Bravest Canadian' has come to light."—Monday Magazine"The story of Capt. F.T. (Fritz) Peters...includes battlefield heroics, shadowy spies and political manoeuvring that might well have been torn from a work of fiction."—Oak Bay News