Cat No.: CA0216:From his position as a War Correspondent the author, John Livesey was in an ideal position to write this account of the period between 8th August and 11 November 1918, when the Canadian forces played their part of a series of victories which helped to bring this European conflict to an end. What made this 100 day period even more glorious at the time was that it marked a significant change in the fortunes of the allied forces who, up until then, had been fighting a rugged defensive campaign.
At a first glance this book appears to be written as a diary but it would be more accurate to describe it as a chronological account, detailing not only the overall campaign but also telling us about the personal experiences of the troops in their trenches. The author has chosen to separate the book into four parts, each named for, and concerned with, a specific campaign. This division does lead to a little overlap in the chronology but far from being a disadvantage this allows the reader to read about a single sequence of events without the distraction of the other events taking place at the same time in different theaters of the war.
This is a well written and easy to read book which richly deserves its place as one of the standard reference books about Canada's part in the Great War.
In addition to the detailed 12 page index which John Livesay provided in his original manuscript we have made the text of the book fully searchable allowing you to quickly check your facts or to find all occurrence of any search term with a single click. If you want to have a look at some samples of the over 400 pages in this book, or to have a look at a part of one of the three large, and incredibly detailed, maps of the fields of action, we have placed a sampler of the book on our Downloads page.
This great book has been loaned to us by Marc Leroux. Marc has joined Chris Wight to undertake the mammoth task of making a biographical database of all the Canadians who took part in The Great War. This work will be underway for a long time, but the current data base contents have been made available and can be found at:
http://www.canadianGreatWarProject.com/ Please visit their site so they know their work is being appreciated.
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No. of CDs is: 1 ; Format is: PDF ; Searchable?: YES;
FastFind: No; ISBN No.: 1-897338-80-5;