I Am Canada: Defend or Die

deGillian Chan

|anglais
1 février 2015|
I Am Canada: Defend or Die de Gillian Chan

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A captivating and rarely told World War II story: that of the Canadian troops sent to defend Hong Kong from the invading Japanese.

Nineteen-year-old Jack Finnigan is a born troublemaker. He has grown up defying authority and leaves his small town to enlist in the Royal Rifles, expecting adventure . . . and not afraid of danger. Little does he know what awaits across the Pacific, where his untested regiment is being sent to defend the vulnerable British colony of Hong Kong.

The Royal Rifles and the Winnipeg Grenadiers, many of them young and untrained, quickly find themselves in the thick of battle as the Japanese attack on Sunday, December 7, 1941 (the same day as the bombing of Pearl Harbor). After nearly a month of fighting, the colony falls to the Japanese.

Jack writes about the fierce battles during those hard weeks, the surrender and capture of his unit, and his brutal time in the POW camp. In those desperate battles and horrendous conditions, he befriends a once-despised sergeant and learns to work with him in order to survive.

Titre :I Am Canada: Defend or Die
Format :livre numérique Kobo
Publié le :1 février 2015
Publié par :Scholastic Canada Ltd
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :9 - 12
ISBN:9990057351167

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