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Shock Troops

Canadians Fighting The Great War 1917-1918 Volume Two

by (author) Tim Cook

Publisher
Penguin Group Canada
Initial publish date
Sep 2008
Category
General
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780670067350
    Publish Date
    Sep 2008
    List Price
    $40
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780143055938
    Publish Date
    Sep 2009
    List Price
    $28.00

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Shock Troops follows the Canadian fighting forces during the titanic battles of Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Passchendaele, and the Hundred Days campaign. Through the eyes of the soldiers who fought and died in the trenches on the Western Front, and based on newly uncovered Canadian, British, and German archival sources, Cook builds on Volume I of his national bestseller, At the Sharp End. The Canadian fighting forces never lost a battle during the final 2 years of the war, and although they paid a terrible price in the killing fields of the Great War, they were indeed, as British Prime Minister David Lloyd George exclaimed, the shock troops of the Empire.

About the author

TIM COOK is the Great War historian at the Canadian War Museum, as well as an adjunct professor at Carleton University. He is the author of five other books, including Shock Troops, which won the prestigious Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction in 2009. He was also awarded the Ottawa Book Award and the J.W. Dafoe Prize for At the Sharp End. Cook lives in Ottawa with his family.

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