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Riding into War

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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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Canada 2004 Soft cover New. No Jacket Book. 8vo-over 7?-9?" tall. Fine condition 103 pp paperback. The New Brunswick Military Heritage Series, Volume 4. "The popular image of ... the Great War is of the trenches, but Jimmie Johnston experenced the triumph of Vimy and the hell ofPasschendaele from a saddle. A horse driver in the transport section of theCanadian Machine Gun Corps, he hauled machine guns and ammunition to the front lines through shellfire, darkness, driving rain, and suffocating mud."-from the rear cover. Read more Show Less

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Riding into War: The Memoir of a Horse Transport Driver, 1916-1919

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Overview

"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
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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
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

James Robert Johnston (1898-1976) grew up on a farm at Notre Dame, New Brunswick. Knowing nothing about the army, he enlisted in April 1916, when he was 18, and was posted to the transport section of the Canadian machine gun corps. Johnston served at Vimy, at Hill 70, Lens, Ypres, Valenciennes, and other places, and finally at Passchendaele. He was gassed, watched Billy Bishop give a flying demonstration, and saw the bodies of 200 young soldiers in a neat line, killed to a man as they went "over the top." By chance, Johnston arrived in London on leave on November 11, 1918. After the war, back home in Moncton, Johnston spent most of his postwar career working for the Canadian National Railway and as an independent surveyor. In 1964, he toured the battlefields he remembered so vividly. The memoir he wrote during that tour has become Riding into War, his unique tribute to the dependence and affection between men and horses, heroic partners in the War to End All Wars

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