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Mysteries, Legends and Myths of the First World War: Canadian Soldiers in the Trenches and in the Air

Mysteries, Legends and Myths of the First World War: Canadian Soldiers in the Trenches and in the Air    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-1-55277-431-1
Pages 126
Language English only
Price $9.95
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Written by Cynthia J. Faryon.
Published by James Lorimer & Company Ltd., 2009.


This book offers a fresh, close-up look at the First World War as it was experienced by ordinary Canadian soldiers. This is the war as it was experienced by the tens of thousands of young Canadians. Reading their accounts offers a no-holds-barred picture of fighting, life in the trenches, the human cost in lives lost, and the physical and emotional aftermath for survivors.

True stories. Truly Canadian. Mysteries, Legends and Myths of the First World War will be especially fascinating for readers interested in Canada's military history.

Table of Contents:
  • Prologue
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Saved by the Word of God
  • Chapter 2: The Danger Tree
  • Chapter 3: Comrade in White
  • Chapter 4: Rita Simpson's Story
  • Chapter 5: Billy Bishop Versus the Red Baron
  • Chapter 6: The Crucified Canadian: The Story of Sergeant Harry Band
  • Chapter 7: The Hero of the Halifax Explosion
  • Chapter 8: In Flanders Fields
  • Chapter 9: A Bear Named Winnipeg
  • Appendix I: Historic Notes and Timeline
  • Appendix II: Battles Featured in these Stories
  • Acknowledgments
  • Select Bibliography
  • Photo Credits
  • About the Author
  • Index
Cynthia J. Faryon is an internationally published author and freelance writer. Originally from Victoria, B.C., she now resides in Richer, Manitoba with her husband and their two dogs. Faryon focuses her writing on Canadian content, covering topics such as travel, family issues, biography and history.

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