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6 edition of Great Canadian War Heroes found in the catalog.

Great Canadian War Heroes

Victoria Cross Heroes of World War II (Amazing Stories)

by Tom Douglas

  • 192 Want to read
  • 23 Currently reading

Published by Altitude Publishing (Canada) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Military - Canada,
  • History,
  • History - Military / War,
  • History: World,
  • Military - World War II,
  • Biography,
  • Canada,
  • Heroes,
  • Victoria Cross,
  • World War, 1939-1945

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages128
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8571572M
    ISBN 101554390575
    ISBN 109781554390571
    OCLC/WorldCa58545372

    Get this from a library! The War of heroes of a great Canadian victory. [Jennifer Crump] -- Tells the story of how Canada defended itself from an .   Tim Cook, a historian at the Canadian War Museum and author of several well-received books on the First World War, also wrote “Clio’s Warriors,” a study of Canadian historians and their writing on the world writes that the publication of Duguid’s lone volume at a time when other countries were producing multi-volume histories “was .

      From self-publishing new characters to crowd-funding the return of wartime staples, Canadian comic book lovers are driving this push for a new league of heroes in the Great White North.   Here are 10 important and influential Canadians (or groups of Canadians), in no particular order: Terry Fox, who was born in Winnipeg in , was diagnosed with bone cancer at 18 years old, and.

    After the war, the superhero genre lost steam, marking what many consider to be the end of the Golden Age. The era itself, though, left an indelible mark on comic books . The sacrifice of the ten million men who lost their lives during the conflict, which endured from to , is well known. Less well known is the price paid by the estimated eight million horses that perished in the Great War, a fact lamented by Private James Robert Johnston, a horse transport driver who served with the 14th Canadian Machine Gun Company, in his memoir, Riding into War.


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Tom is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, worked as a Communications Advisor for Veterans Affairs Canada, and has written speeches for the Minister of National Defence. Recently, he self-published a book, Some Sunny Day about his family's experiences in Northern Ontario following his father's return from World War II.5/5(1).

Great Canadian War Heroes tells the amazing stories of the 16 Canadians who received the Victoria Cross during WWII. They came from all walks of life and from various ranks within the Canadian Forces, but they all had one thing in common: each displayed exceptional bravery in the face of the enemy.4/5(1).

This book tells the inspiring stories of the 16 Canadians who received the Victoria Cross during World War II. These men came from all walks of life and from various ranks within the Canadian Forces, but they all had one thing in common: each displayed exceptional bravery and self-sacrifice in the face of danger.

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4 Further reading. 5 External s/wars: World War II, Korean War. Homer’s epic poems are about war — first, ten years of battle against Troy and then ten years of battle against nature and the gods. Thucydides, our first great historian, wrote about the Peloponnesian War — the great war between Sparta and Athens.

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With help from Canadian military historians, we’ve come up with a list of some of this country’s most renowned military leaders; limiting ourselves to 25 names for a pictorial salute that will surely generate debate—something we welcome in the interest of getting these names out there and promoting public awareness in Canadian military history.

Great Canadian war heroes: Victoria Cross recipients of World War II. [Tom Douglas] -- Relates the stories of the 16 Canadians who received the Victoria Cross, the most prestigious medal awarded to Commonwealth soldiers, during World War II. The forgotten ruthlessness of Canada’s Great War soldiers this article were obtained from books or journal articles written by Tim Cook, a Canadian War Museum historian who has been Author: Tristin Hopper.

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Born in Prince Albert, Sask., and residing in Vancouver, he won a bronze medal at the Olympics, Author: Bruce Ricketts. O'Leary, USAF Ret., has produced two anthologies of diverse stories of wartime heroes. His new volume, " Brave Hearts Under Red Skies" (Honor Books, ), includes moving accounts of courage under.

The War of Against the States book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Heroes of a Great Canadian Victory” as Want to Read: This book is very biased to the Canadian side of the war, but was very interesting and a quick, yet excellent introduction to the history.

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Since retiring, he’s stayed active in the sport, coaching the Canadian Olympic hockey team and serving as a .The British Government issued eleven campaign medals (nine campaign stars, the Defence Medal and the War Medal), and each of their ribbons is believed to have been designed by King George VI personally.A total of Victoria Crosses were awarded during WW2, only one of which was awarded for actions during D-Day – to Company Sgt.

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