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A most enjoyable read!
on September 21, 2008
I shared this wonderful book with a WWII veteran friend and watched as he devoured the book in one sitting. He declared it "a most enjoyable read" and said while not ever meeting anyone who'd been involved in this particular battle, he'd always known about the Passchendaele conflict.
The book brought him right back to the stories he'd always heard concerning the particular horrors of The Great War. He found the book very compelling in the telling of the filthy conditions soldiers were subjected to, maybe more so than WWII he thought, and was very sympathetic to the suffering these soldiers experienced.
He was also struck by the wonderful format of the book, it's pictorial telling of the story which he said kept him turning the pages. It's clean and concise presentation was easy to follow and he thought it was very well researched. As a member of the 6th Canadian Bomber Command, he felt lucky to have managed his war experience in better conditions than the soldiers who fought through the mud of Passchendeale.
As for myself, I'm a typical baby-boomer that has only a cursory knowledge of WWI and finding this little gem of a book has made me realize there are probably many untold stories of heroic Canadians in war situations.
Thank you for this marvelous story.