The Necessary War

The Necessary War

Canadians Fighting the Second World War, 1939-1943

Book - 2014
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The definitive account of Canadians fighting in the Second World War.
Publisher: Toronto : Allen Lane, 2014.
ISBN: 9780670066506
Characteristics: vi, 520 p. :,ill., maps.


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Jul 24, 2017

Part one of a two part series on the Canadian involvement and commitments of WW2. This book is well written and descriptive of the sacrifice of Canadian Armed forces personnel and the merchant marine in the battle against Nazi Germany. This is not a jingoistic accounting and the flaws and mistakes of the humans involved are described along with some great heroism. The book is focused on Canada's involvement and this reduces the discussion of the battles to a smaller scale which allows the author to humanize them. Well worth reading for anybody interested.

Oct 14, 2014

Wow - a real pleasure to read even though about some very gritty situations. Tightly written, did not appear to have an extraneous material - yet gripping.

Not necessary to read chapters in sequence.

Excellent - a book I would purchase for inclusion in my home library.

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