Charles Reid was born and raised in London's east end during the Second World War. After his emigration to Canada in 1975, he discovered that the young Calgary flying ace from World War II, Willie McKnight, who had been one of his childhood heroes, was virtually unknown in his home town, even though a boulevard was named after him. Determined to bring the McKnight name to the notice of Canadians, Reid has written a number of articles about him as well as Hurricanes over London, his first book. Reid now makes his home in Nanaimo, B.C.
Tomorrow is Remembrance Day, where we reflect on the sacrifices past and present Armed Forces members make, and the horrors of war inflicted on soldiers and civilians alike. For your Remembrance Day reading, we’ve rounded up 10 war books that will make you feel things.
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