Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting the Great War, 1917-1918

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Viking Canada, 2008 - History - 727 pages
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"Shock Troops" follows the Canadian fighting forces during the titanic battles of Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Passchendaele, and the Hundred Days campaign. Through the eyes of the soldiers who fought and died in the trenches on the Western Front, and based on newly uncovered Canadian, British, and German archival sources, Cook builds on Volume I of his national bestseller, "At the Sharp End." The Canadian fighting forces never lost a battle during the final 2 years of the war, and although they paid a terrible price in the killing fields of the Great War, they were indeed, as British Prime Minister David Lloyd George exclaimed, the shock troops of the Empire.

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Review: Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting the Great War 1917-1918 Volume 2

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I won't contribute a review here, although the book is excellent and well worth the time commitment. I would rather wish the author the speediest of recoveries as he undergoes cancer treatment. Best wishes Tim! Read full review

Review: Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting the Great War 1917-1918 Volume 2

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Volume 2 of Cook's general history of Canadian Troops. Excellent, scholarly, and very readable. Suffers from the same fault as the original, in that it sometimes treads the same ground for those that ... Read full review

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Shock Troops
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The Battlefield Specialists on
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Taking Control of
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About the author (2008)

TIM COOK is the Great War historian at the Canadian War Museum, as well as an adjunct professor at Carleton University. His books have won numerous awards, including the 2008 J.W. Dafoe Prize for "At the Sharp End "and the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction for "Shock Troops. "In 2013, he received the Pierre Berton Award for popularizing Canadian history. He lives in Ottawa with his family.

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