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Percy Willmot : Cape Bretoner at war

Author: Brian Douglas Tennyson; Percy Willmot
Publisher: Sydney, N.S. : Cape Breton University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When Britain went to war in August 1914, Canada and the rest of the British empire followed without question and without being asked. By the time the Great War finally ground to an end in November 1918, more than 600,000 Canadians had enlisted for the struggle. One of them was Percy Charles Willmot." "Percy wrote very frequently, no matter where he was or what was going on and he was a gifted writer, whose  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Personal narratives, Canadian
Named Person: Percy Willmot; Percy Willmot
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Douglas Tennyson; Percy Willmot
ISBN: 9781897009215 1897009216
OCLC Number: 174138542
Notes: Includes letters written by Percy Willmot to his sister.
Description: 272 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Brian Douglas Tennyson.

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"When Britain went to war in August 1914, Canada and the rest of the British empire followed without question and without being asked. By the time the Great War finally ground to an end in November 1918, more than 600,000 Canadians had enlisted for the struggle. One of them was Percy Charles Willmot." "Percy wrote very frequently, no matter where he was or what was going on and he was a gifted writer, whose sparkling personality still clearly emerges more than eighty years later. His letters tell us much about the wartime experiences of many thousands of soldiers like him and they remind us of the intense intimacy of the shared experiences of the trenches, especially for someone like Percy, serving in a unit in which so many of his comrades came from his own community."--Jacket.

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