Great Canadian War Stories

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Muriel Whitaker
University of Alberta, 2001 - History - 271 pages
Canada is renowned today for its role as a world peacekeeper. However, the country also played an important role in the wars of the twentieth century. Great Canadian War Stories shows how Canada at war captured the imagination of fiction writers across the country. The stories in this collection chronicle the scope of the Canadian war efforts in the twentieth century, from Vimy Ridge to the plains of the Spanish Civil War to the skies over North Africa during World War II. This collection includes selections from Timothy Findley, Henry Kreisel, Colin McDougall, Thomas Raddell, Joy Kogawa, Earle Birney and 16 others At once terrible and uplifting, memorable and harrowing, the stories in this collection describe a seminal period in Canadian history. Great Canadian War Stories show us how Canada became a nation in the twentieth century.
 

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Contents

Timotby Findley Bird Song l
3
Charles Yale Harrison The Sniper
11
Will R Bird Sunrise for Peter
19
Peregrine Acland Zero Hour
35
Anonymous Hard Lines
43
Tbonas H Raddall Winters Tale
49
J G Sime Munitions
69
George Reid Clifford George and the Red Baron
77
Edward Meade A Moonless Night
127
Joy Kogawa Obasan
135
Agnes Newton Keith Getting Rid of Proudery and Arrogance
143
Andrew Campbell Ballantipe Liontaming for Beginners
165
Colin McDougall The FiringSquad
175
Ralph Allen The Landing
193
Earle Birney Turvey is Considered for Knighthood
213
Roch Carrier Son of a Smaller Hero
231

Greg Clark The Bully
85
Hugh Garner The StretcherBearers
105
Max Braithwaite The Porpoise that Couldnt Swim
113
A Memory of Europe After the Holocaust
237
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About the author (2001)

Muriel Whitaker is the editor of several volumes of Canadian short stories. Her father and two of her brothers served in the two world wars. She lives in Alberta and British Columbia.

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