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Download PDF by Barry Gough: From Classroom to Battlefield: Victoria High School and the

By Barry Gough

ISBN-10: 1772030058

ISBN-13: 9781772030051

In August 1914, Canada chanced on itself jolted from its excellent isolation through the onrush of a ecu disaster. In Victoria, British Columbia, early life who have been knowledgeable at Victoria highschool went to conflict and have been eternally replaced via the experience.

From school room to Battlefield follows the reviews of this cohort throughout the moment conflict of Ypres, whilst Canadians suffered extraordinarily from the German use of poison fuel; the horrors of the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, and Amiens; and, eventually, victory at Mons. It weaves Victoria excessive School’s idealistic hopes into the realities of the ache, ache, and demise in remote fields of fireplace, whereas interpreting legacies of the clash at domestic. it is a poignant booklet approximately struggle, reminiscence, and sacrifice from considered one of Canada’s preeminent writers of ancient nonfiction.

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