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It Made You Think of Home

The Haunting Journal of Deward Barnes, CEF: 1916-1919

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It Made You Think of Home by Bruce Cane
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"We took our positions, five kneeling and five standing, we got the order to fire. One blank and nine live rounds. I did not have the blank." That is the voice of Deward Barnes, an unwilling but dutiful member of the firing squad that shot Harold Lodge, one of 25 Canadians executed during the First World War. In this diary we hear something that is otherwise gone forever: the authentic voice of the First World War soldier, Every man in khaki. Fully annotated so that everyone today can understand the nuance of each entry, the Barnes diary takes us into the trenches and the firing lines of the Western Front like no other first-hand Canadian account of that terrible war can. Like any trained infantryman, Deward could tell the kick of a live round from a blank one, and that kick he bestows on us with each turn of the page.

Author Biography

Bruce Cane began writing about military history while a curatorial assistant at Historic Fort York, Toronto. Today, he writes technical manuals by day and pursues his passion for First World War history by night. Bruce lives with his family in Brooklin, Ontario. This is his first book.
Release date Australia
August 1st, 2004
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Country of Publication
Canada
Imprint
Dundurn Group Ltd
Pages
304
Dimensions
140x216x15
ISBN-13
9781550025125
Product ID
1906509

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