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  • We Will Not Die Here

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    In this redemption tale, an unlikely friendship offers a glimpse into the resilience of the human spirit. During the Battle of the Bulge in the frozen winter of 1944, Henry Gerald Briggs, a deserting American soldier, stumbles across the German ...


  • Wind, Gravel and Ice

    Memoir of my Opa as a Canadian Soldier in Iceland during the Second World War by

    When Christina discovers her Grandfather’s diary years after his death, she is surprised to learn he had been stationed in Iceland as a young Canadian soldier in the early days of the Second World War. Intrigued, she sets out on a decade long ...


  • Let George Do It

    A Flying Officer's Journal by

    Imagine flying over Germany with flak lighting up the dark skies. So it was one night when the crew of the “Let George Do It” Lancaster bomber first experienced the Nazi “scarecrows”, rocket-like devices that burst into flame ahead of their aircraft ...


  • The Soul's Journey

    Remembering a legacy of heroism & resilience. by

    “The Soul's Journey is a compelling and moving tale of a Polish family migrating to Canada after WWII and building a life for themselves in a prairie town in the 1950s, '60s, and '70s. Mary Shumilak beautifully contextualizes her parents' lives in ...


  • The Refugee

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    Anna Bruic nee Arndt, was born in 1938 into a working class family in Berlin. During her childhood, small pleasures are increasingly overshadowed by the horrors and atrocities of war - a highlight is a 1943 Christmas party in a bunker deep below ...


  • Brothers, Lift Your Voices

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    The year is 1944, and as the world undergoes one of modern history’s most horrific eras, the Langstaff family strives to remain connected despite the oceans and battlegrounds that separate them. Brothers, Lift Your Voices is an epic compilation of ...


  • In Plain Site

    A Biography of the RAF Airbase at Caron, Saskatchewan by

    In Plain Site is the first life-cycle biography of a Second World War air training facility in Canada. It begins by locating the Royal Air Force (RAF) station at Caron, Saskatchewan in the debates surrounding air training in Canada, the British ...


  • Above the Pigsty

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    In 1943 Peter, a 21-year-old Dutch citizen, faces a choice: forced labour in Germany or go into hiding with the help of the resistance movement. After the war he faces another choice: remain in the Netherlands or emigrate from the war-torn country. ...


  • Intrepid's Last Secrets: Then and Now

    History, Spies and Lies by

    In this engrossing follow-up to The True Intrepid, author Bill Macdonald explores secrets only hinted at in that book. The WW II Macdonald explores secrets only hinted at in that book. The WW II Canadian spymaster William Stephenson - known widely ...


  • Reflecting on WWII, Manzanar, and the WRA

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    Through autobiographical and historical information, Reflecting on WWII, Manzanar, and the WRA provides a broad overview of life in California both before and after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, leading to the creation of the Manzanar War Relocation ...