Canadians at War: A Guide to the Battlefields of World War I by Susan Evans Shaw
On the battlefields of the Somme, Ypres, Amiens, Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, and Passchendaele, Canada came into its own as an independent nation. Nearly 65,000 Canadians lost their lives in these battles, and over 150,000 Were wounded.
Since the Armistice in 1918, the battlefields of World War I have been a tourist destination. Rushing to see where fathers, brothers, husbands, and lovers had fought, and in some cases died, Canadians travelled the roads of Europe soon after the war. Later generations have continued to visit the battlefields and memorials to the Canadian soldiers who fought in the war to end all wars.
The first book of its kind, Canadians at War follows the route of the Canadian Expeditionary Force from its first encounter with the Germans to its final battles. In this informative guide, Susan Evans Shaw provides an overview of each battlefield as well as maps, modern photographs, and information on memorials and cemeteries.
About the author: Susan has travelled with BBJ Ltd on 8 occasions to date, once each year from 2004 to 2011. One of her main reasons for travelling with us was for research enabling her to produce her book 'Canadians at War'. Along with her friend, Jean Crankshaw who took many photographs published in the book, Susan has written 'Canadians at War' which is the first book of its kind, following the route of the Canadian Expeditionary Force from its first encounter with the Germans to its final battles.
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