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  • This is War and I Ain’t Kiddin’

    A Collection of World War II Letters from Dad by

    Deep in the bottom of her late mother’s cedar chest, Barbara Gales Macaulay discovered a lifeline to the past: more than 300 letters written by her late father, Richard “Dick” Gales to his wife “Hay” (Hazel) when he was a soldier during World War ...


  • Struggle and Heroics in Occupied Holland

    WWII and Beyond by

    Several years into World War II, a young couple in occupied Holland decided to hide a Jewish medical student in their home to protect him from the Nazis as part of their work with the Resistance. Eventually, they helped smuggle him out of the ...


  • When the Bombs were Silent

    My Life After War by

    We did not hear the sound of the approaching rocket but from the explosion that shook the whole house, we knew it had landed close by. Then there was the sound of something falling or crumbling, which turned out to be our tall chimney and a large ...


  • Stutthof Diaries Collection

    For Truth & Honor by

    In the early days of World War II, as Nazi Germany brutally invaded and occupied neighboring countries around Europe, hundreds of Norwegian police officers were commanded to carry out the orders of the Nazi occupiers of their homeland – Norway. They ...


  • Chasing Shadows

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    Karl is a survivor. The night bombings of Dresden when he was a child still haunt him to this day. The terrible whistling sound as the bombs fell through the sky. His mother held him tightly while covering their heads with a heavy blanket. Their ...


  • 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 ...