A fast-paced account by a soldier who was twice decorated. Charlie Martin, company sergeant-major in the Queen’s Own, was with his beloved A Company in all of the significant Normandy actions.
Charles Cromwell Martin became at twenty-four one of the youngest company seargeant-majors in the history of the Queen's Own, Canada's historic rifle regiment. In the D-Day invasion, his landing craft was among the first of 4,123 to hit the beaches of Normandy. Charlie has lived, very happily, with his war bride Vi, working for the Department of Agriculture, raising a family.
As well as being an absorbing read, Battle Diary is an important book — important because it concerns a critical period in our country's history.