Brave Battalion: The Remarkable Saga of the 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish) in the First World War [NOOK Book]

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Brave Battalion presents the story of four Canadian Highland regiments that were banded together as the 16th Battalion. Ninety years after the end of WWI, this work honours those soldiers and makes their stories a vivid reality. Focusing on the Canadian Scottish (Princess Mary’s) Battalion, Mark Zuehlke presents the harrowing experiences that bonded the men and which came to represent the uniting and rising of a nation beginning to realize its potential.

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Brave Battalion: The Remarkable Saga of the 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish) in the First World War

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Overview

Brave Battalion presents the story of four Canadian Highland regiments that were banded together as the 16th Battalion. Ninety years after the end of WWI, this work honours those soldiers and makes their stories a vivid reality. Focusing on the Canadian Scottish (Princess Mary’s) Battalion, Mark Zuehlke presents the harrowing experiences that bonded the men and which came to represent the uniting and rising of a nation beginning to realize its potential.

Complemented by maps and photographs taken on the battlefield, Brave Battalion will impress the reader with the scope and brutality of the war that was meant to end all wars.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781443429672
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Mark Zuehlke is the author of six critically acclaimed works on the Canadian Army in World War II. He has a reputation for bringing to life the story of young Canadians at war. Among his notable books are Holding Juno: Canada’s Heroic Defence of the D-Day Beaches, June 712, 1944; Juno Beach, Canada’s D-Day Victory, June 6, 1944; and his trilogy of the Italian theatre: The Gothic Line: Canada’s Month of Hell in World War II Italy; Ortona: Canada’s Epic World War II Battle; and The Liri Valley: Canadas World War II Breakthrough to Rome. His most recent book, For Honour’s Sake: The War of 1812 and the Brokering of an Uneasy Peace, received many positive reviews, including one from the Globe & Mail.

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Table of Contents

Prologue Make every sacrifice - August 1914 1

1 "Ready, aye, ready!" - August 1914-February 1915 7

2 Learning war - February-April 1915 27

3 Baptism - April 22-May 4, 1915 45

4 Blown to hell - May 14-June 13, 1915 65

5 Trench warfare drudgery - June 1915-March 1916 81

6 Return to the Salient - March 28-August 9, 1916 97

7 Crisis in the Somme - August 9-October 11, 1916 119

8 Vimy - October 12, 1916-May 4, 1917 143

9 It isn't worth a drop of blood! - June 7, 1917-August 4, 1918 167

10 Decision at Amiens - August 8-20, 1918 189

11 The finest performance - August 20-September 3, 1918 211

12 Drive to victory - October 2-November 11, 1918 237

Endnotes 259

Bibliography 269

Index of units, formations, and corps 273

General index 279

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