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Portraits of Battle

Courage, Grief, and Strength in Canada’s Great War

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Portraits of Battle

Courage, Grief, and Strength in Canada’s Great War

From the Battle of Ypres to the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the Canadian Expeditionary Force played a key role in Allied victory during World War I. Blending biography and military history, Portraits of Battle highlights the experiences of Canadians who participated in the Great War. The diversity revealed by these touching portraits of soldiers, civilians, deserters, nurses, and Indigenous people offers a fresh, nuanced perspective on the legacy of World War I in Canadian memory.
 

328 pages | 17 halftones, 10 maps, 2 tables | 6 x 9

Studies in Canadian Military History

History: Military History


Reviews

Richly detailed, Portraits of Battle is devoted to the recognition of the Canadians who fought in the Great War, their bravery and their fears, and the sacrifices made both by the soldiers and their families at home.

James Wood, Okanagan College

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