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The secret history of soldiers : How Canadians survived the Great War

Author: Tim Cook
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Canada Books, Inc., 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tim Cook, Canada's leading war historian, ventures deep into the Second World War in this epic two-volume story of heroism and horror, loss and longing, and sacrifice and endurance. Written in Cook's compelling narrative style, this book shows in impressive detail how soldiers, airmen, and sailors fought--the evolving tactics, weapons of war, logistics, and technology. He also examines the war as an engine of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cook, Tim, 1971-
Secret history of soldiers.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Canada Books, Inc., 2018
(OCoLC)1052784378
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Cook
ISBN: 9780735235274 0735235279
OCLC Number: 1053623628
Description: 1 online resource (472 pages) : illustrations.
Responsibility: Tim Cook.

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Tim Cook, Canada's leading war historian, ventures deep into the Second World War in this epic two-volume story of heroism and horror, loss and longing, and sacrifice and endurance. Written in Cook's compelling narrative style, this book shows in impressive detail how soldiers, airmen, and sailors fought--the evolving tactics, weapons of war, logistics, and technology. He also examines the war as an engine of transformation for Canada. With a population of fewer than twelve million, Canada embraced its role as an arsenal of democracy, exporting war supplies, feeding its allies, and raising a million-strong armed forces that served and fought in nearly every theatre of war. The six-year-long exertion caused disruption, provoked nationwide industrialization, ushered in changes to gender roles, exacerbated the tension between English and French, and forged a new sense of Canadian identity. It showed that Canadians were willing to bear almost any burden and to pay the ultimate price in the pursuit of victory.

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