At the Sharp End

At the Sharp End

Canadians Fighting the Great War, 1914-1916. Volume One

Book - 2007
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At the Sharp End covers the harrowing early battles of World War One, when tens of thousands, then hundreds of thousands, died, before the generals and soldiers found ways to break the terrible stalemate of the front. It provides both an intimate look at the Canadian men in the trenches and an authoritative account of the slow evolution in tactics, weapons, and advancement. Featuring never-before-published photographs, letters, diaries, and maps, this recounting of the Great War through the soldiers' eyewitness accounts is moving and thoroughly engrossing. At The Sharp End is the first comprehensive history of Canadians in World War One in 40 years. It heralds a growing interest in World War One history with a CBC documentary currently under development. Acclaimed Canadian actor Paul Gross is starring in a $20-million feature film to be released in summer 2007.
Publisher: Toronto : Viking Canada, 2007
ISBN: 9780670067343
Branch Call Number: 940.41271 COO
Characteristics: viii, 599 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm

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