World War I

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Agnes Warner and the Nursing Sisters of the Great War

By Shawna M. Quinn

Through ear-splitting, thunderous explosions and fearful eerie flashes in the distance, the nurses of the Canadian Army Nursing Service in World War I waited for the inevitable arrival of wounded soldiers. At the Casualty Clearing Houses, they worked at a feverish pace to give ... Read more

Agnes Warner and the Nursing Sisters of the Great War

By Shawna M. Quinn

Through ear-splitting, thunderous explosions and fearful eerie flashes in the distance, the nurses of the Canadian Army Nursing Service in World War I waited for the inevitable arrival of wounded soldiers. At the Casualty Clearing Houses, they worked at a feverish pace to give ... Read more

Canadians at War, Vol. 1

By Susan Evans Shaw
By (photographer) Jean Crankshaw

Shortlisted, Hamilton Literary Award (Non-Fiction)

Ypres, the Somme, Vimy, Passchendaele, Amiens — to many, these are the names of battles far away and long ago. To thousands of soldiers, now gone, the battles were hard-fought and costly campaigns fraught with danger, pain, ... Read more

Courage, Sacrifice and Betrayal

By Richard Pyves

 

Courage, Sacrifice and Betrayal

Family of Brothers

By Brent Wilson

The powerful story of over 5,700 brothers in arms.

They fought at Ypres in the fall of 1915, on the Somme at Courcelette and Regina Trench in 1916. They carried on to Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, and Passchendaele in 1917. They were part of the battles at Amiens and the Hundred Days ... Read more

Mary's Wedding

By Stephen Massicotte

On the night before her wedding, Mary dreams of a thunderstorm, during which she unexpectedly meets Charlie sheltering in a barn beside his horse. With innocence and humour, the two discover a charming first love. But the year is 1914, and the world is collapsing into a brutal ... Read more

The Bitter Harvest of War

By Andrew Theobald

In 1917, the Canadian Corps captured Vimy Ridge in northern France, and a myth grew that Canada — as a nation — was born on its slopes. But the cost was tremendous: 10,000 Canadians were killed, wounded, or went missing in the three-day battle. Shortly thereafter, Prime ... Read more

The Long Run

By Joan Sullivan

On the morning of July 1, 1916, at Beaumont-Hamel, the men of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment climbed out of their trenches and advanced into no man’s land. Eric Mackenzie Robertson went over the top on that fateful day—and survived. Almost unbelievably, just four years ... Read more

The Lost Boys

By R. H. Thomson

The man steps into the characters of these forgotten soldiers, as well as his own life as a child. The journey breathes life into the men of the battlefields, as well as gives voice to the women of that world; mother, cousin, stranger. Based on the author's own life, and that ... Read more

The Oxford Roof Climber's Rebellion

By Stephen Massicotte
Introduction by R. H. Thomson

Suffering the aftermath of the war and foreseeing the dawning of new ones, the Oxford Roof Climbers, the Benevolent Order of, lay siege to a sleepy university town. A stand against stands, a dare to end all daring, a doing that protests doings; the two haunted men—armed with ... Read more