Two Generals by Scott ChantlerTwo Generals by Scott Chantler

Two Generals

byScott Chantler

Paperback | September 27, 2011

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A beautifully illustrated and poignant graphic memoir that tells the story of World War II from an Everyman's perspective.
 
In March of 1943, Scott Chantler's grandfather, Law Chantler, shipped out across the Atlantic for active service with the Highland Light Infantry of Canada, along with his best friend, Jack, a fellow officer. Not long afterward, they would find themselves making a rocky crossing of the English Channel, about to take part in one of the most pivotal and treacherous military operations of World War II: the Allied invasion of Normandy. Two Generals tells the story of what happened there through the eyes of these two young men -- not the celebrated military commanders or politicians we often hear about, but everyday heroes who risked their lives for the Allied cause. Meticulously researched and gorgeously illustrated, Two Generals is a harrowing story of battle and a touching story of friendship -- and a vital and vibrant record of unsung heroism.

SCOTT CHANTLER is an acclaimed graphic novelist and illustrator who has been nominated for numerous awards, including the Joe Shuster and the Doug Wright Awards for Canadian cartooning excellence. He is the author of Northwest Passage, a multi-volume graphic narrative set in 1755 colonial Canada, and the artist of graphic novels includ...
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Title:Two GeneralsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.57 inPublished:September 27, 2011Publisher:McClelland & StewartLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0771019599

ISBN - 13:9780771019593

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspiring I had to read this for grade 10 history class a few years ago. I recently came across it again and decided to read it again. It is fantastic. It is emotional and inspiring. I highly recommend to anyone who loves history and even those who don't! It is for everybody.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Emotional This was a really emotional story, and I loved every moment of it. It tells the story of two Canadian soldiers during WWII, and the parts of the war that they have been through. It is full of Canadian history, and it is informative as well as emotional.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Canadian History Two Generals is the first graphic novel since Essex County to get an emotional response from me. Two Generals tells the story of two Canadian soldiers in World War II who were friends and both took part in storming Normandy and in the battle for Caen. Scott Chantler based this story on the life of his grandfather Law Chantler, and various other primary sources from the Highland Light Infantry of Canada. This novel is the loving work of Scott Chantler, whose work not only preserves the memory of his grandfather’s experience in World War II, but it preserves the memory of the many Canadians who fought bravely and rarely receive the recognition they deserve for their fierce determination and courage in both World War I and II. This is definitely a novel I want in my collection because this story is a part of Canadian history and it is a great one too! It deserves a re-read and recommendations to others. This graphic novel has elements well suited to an English class middle school or higher, but is also well suited to cross-curricular connections when students study Nationalism, and ideologies within the context of the World Wars.
Date published: 2015-09-25

Editorial Reviews

"Our top pick this Remembrance Day, not for its novel mix of format and subject but for its stunning success in bringing home the real foot soldier's experience..." —Toronto Star "Profoundly moving..." —Straight.com "Two Generals is a compelling portrait of two Canadian officers during the Second World War, with an extreme attention to detail in the dress, troop movements and battles, and especially their day-to-day lives...an endearing success..." —National PostPraise for Northwest Passage:"A . . . swashbuckler of a comic-book tale." — Toronto Star"[A] thrilling historical adventure." — Publishers Weekly"[A] rich, suspenseful, action-packed story (with some fascinating historical details)." — Booklist"Scott Chantler [has a] knack for suspense." — Entertainment Weekly