Canadians at War

Canadians at War

A Guide to the Battlefields of World War I

Book - 2011
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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, and tears. Today, these combat zones are trod by tourists in search of a connection with the past.

Canadians at War follows the route of the Canadian Expeditionary Force from its first encounter with German forces at Neuve Chappelle to the site of the 1915 gas attack at St. Julien, from the Somme to Vimy and Passchendaele. In this informative guide, Susan Evans Shaw provides an historical overview of each battlefield as well as maps, photographs, and information on the memorials and cemeteries. The first book of its kind, Canadians at War fills a gap in heritage travel literature that has existed since the Armistice.

Evans Shaw made her first visit to the battlefields of World War I in 2004, where she realized that there was a dearth of material for Canadians. Collaborating with photographer Jean Crankshaw, she created this book as a tribute to her grandfather, who was killed in action in 1918.

Publisher: Fredericton, N.B. : Goose Lane Editions, 2011.
ISBN: 9780864926548
Branch Call Number: 940. 41271 EVA
Characteristics: 352 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
Additional Contributors: Crankshaw, Jean

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We know the names Vimy, Somme, Passchendaele and others. This guide shows each battlefield through maps, photographs, and information on the memorials and cemeteries.


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