Second to None: The Fighting 58th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force

Second to None: The Fighting 58th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force

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Second to None: The Fighting 58th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force by Kevin R. Shackleton, Kevin R. Shackelton

One of only fifty infantry battalions to see action with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War I, the 58th nevertheless had no official history. Second to None tells the story of this important, yet forgotten, battalion. The soldiers who formed the 58th exemplified the ideal citizen soldiers and later evolved into the tough, battle-savvy veterans who destroyed the cream of the German Imperial Army and won battle honours. The author uses the men's letters and diaries and family oral histories to amplify the terse account of the 58th's war diary, bringing to life once more the men who paid the price for freedom.

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ISBN-13: 9781550024050
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication date: 08/26/2002
Pages: 362
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Kevin R. Shackleton lives with his family in Newmarket, Ontario, where he works as a senior associate advisor with RBC Investments. His life-long interest in the history of warfare included a course with Dr. Jack Hyatt while obtaining his MA at the University of Western Ontario.

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"…an important addition to the growing body of literature documenting Canada's participation in the First World War."

"...a splendid labour of love..." - John D. Harbron, The Globe and Mail, November 9, 2002

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