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Behind the Glory: Canada's Role in the Allied Air War Paperback – Oct 26 2010

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers; 1 edition (Oct. 26 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0887627234
  • ISBN-13: 978-0887627231
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 14.7 x 3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #89,797 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Behind the Glory is a must-read for anyone interested in the Commonwealth Air Training Plan as seen through the eyes of those who served in it. That piece of Canadian history has now been given a human face, as this book recounts the memories of many who served in the plan. Their skill and dedication produced the trained air crew who ultimately won the air war over Europe. (Charlie Konvalinka, former national president of the Canadian Air Force Officers Association)

About the Author

Ted Barris is an award-winning author, journalist, and broadcaster. For more than forty years his writing has appeared in the national press, as well as in history, news, and arts magazines, and he has authored seventeen non-fiction books, including the national bestsellers Victory at Vimy, Juno, and The Great Escape. In 2014, The Great Escape received the national Libris Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award. He teaches journalism at Centennial College in Toronto and lives in Uxbridge, Ontario.


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I was very motivated to buy this book as my father was a Flying officer in WW2 and part of this group in Rivers and Portage la Prairie. He was a navigational instructor. I remember one of his worst memories of this time was standing gaurd over a crash site where one of his friends had been killed. Anyway I was glad I read the book and enjoyed it. My comments are that there is some unnnecesary repetition in the facts...maybe for retention..don't know. As well, I wish there had been the ability to bring even more life to what it was like to live that life. There are a lot of factual stories stated, however it still left me wondering about more of the feelings that were occuring. I think the best history books are those that make you feel you are "there" and not looking back.
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Explains the training of pilots. Often wondered how it was all organized before men actually got to Europe and other countries. Fastinating work done by our very young men.
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My dad is one of the instructors in the group pictures. As a kid I heard some of the stories Barris tells and more. After all these years it was almost shocking to discover the historical significance of what I grew up with but mostly didn't understand and certainly couldn't fully appreciate.


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