Riding into War

Riding into War

by James Robert Johnston, Johnston
     
 

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"I believe my saddle horse knew more than I did . . . He took care of me." The popular image of the Great War is of the trenches, but Jimmie Johnston experienced the triumph of Vimy and the hell of Passchendaele from a saddle. A horse driver in the transport section of the Canadian Machine Gun Corps, he hauled machine guns and ammunition to the front lines… See more details below

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"I believe my saddle horse knew more than I did . . . He took care of me." The popular image of the Great War is of the trenches, but Jimmie Johnston experienced the triumph of Vimy and the hell of Passchendaele from a saddle. A horse driver in the transport section of the Canadian Machine Gun Corps, he hauled machine guns and ammunition to the front lines through shellfire, darkness, driving rain, and suffocating mud.

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"Riding into War is the best memoir now in print relating to logistics. It explores the forgotten heroics of feeding and arming the Canadian Corps during the First World War." — Tim Cook, Canadian War Museum

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780864924124
Publisher:
Goose Lane Editions & Gregg Centre for Study of War & Society
Publication date:
10/31/2004
Series:
New Brunswick Military Heritage Series, #4
Edition description:
First edition
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
957,878
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.10(d)

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