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Canada's Soliders in South Africa

Tales from the Boer War, 1899-1902

by (author) John Boileau

Publisher
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Mar 2021
Category
Canada, General
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781552775806
    Publish Date
    Mar 2021
    List Price
    $7.95

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JOHN BOILEAU`s interest in Canadian history has been instrumental in his writing career which began after his retirement from the Canadian army in 1999. During his 37-year career in the forces he served in Canada, Germany, the United States, Cyprus and the United Kingdom. He was Consulting Editor for A Century of Service: Canada`s Armed Forces From the Boer War to East Timor, by Jim Lotz, published in 2000. His articles can be found in The Beaver, Legion Magazine, Saltscapes, the Halifax Sunday Herald and the Saint John Telegraph-Journal. He and his wife, Miriam, live on the shores of St Margaret`s Bay, NS.

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Editorial Reviews

"...captures the atmosphere of the veld and battlefield with the skill of a novelist."

Cape TImes (South Africa)

In the latest title from James Lorimer and Company's Amazing Stories series, local author John Boileau recounts the lead up to, and some of the stories from, Canada's first overseas combat.

The Chronicle Herald

"...this is a fine book for someone wanting a quick introduction to the martial history of Canada and its unique role as recognized by senior members of the British military."

Canadian Naval Review

"...Boileau looks at everything from the national fervour that led to Prime Minister Wilfred Laurier's decision to send troops in the first place (initially on a converted cattle boat) to individual battles. Boileau also writes about the bravery of individual members of the force that brought Canada its first foreign battle honours and its first Victoria Cross..."

The Nova Scotian

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