We have a mixed collection of war and remembering war books, for adult and children, fiction and non-fiction. Included the classic illustrated children’s books, In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem by John McCrae.
Why are we including books on war in this collection? Take, for example, the book Night Madness. It tells the incredible story of Ron Pyves, a Canadian teenager who fought as a tail-gunner over the war-torn skies of Europe during the last deadly months to eliminate Hitler's hold over Europe. For 35 harrowing missions, most of them at night, Ron and his crew flew out from the Scottish coast, deep into the Rhineland. Despite having to contend with Messerschmitts and deadly anti-aircraft flak, they returned to home-base, only to face the fight, night after night. After the war Ron and his family had to deal with his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. By reading these books we better understand why we remember and honour these heroes.
One of the other dates of significance during early November is November 8, which is Aboriginal Veterans Day. The book Alanis King: 3 Plays features the dramatic adaption of the life of Tommy Prince. It is an emotionally charged drama that brings to light the incredible life and times of the great Saulteaux warrior.
Mannock : The Life and Death of Major Edward Mannock VC, DSO, MC, RAF
Author Norman Franks With Andy Saunders$34.95 ISBN: 9781906502126 Binding: Trade Cloth Publisher: Grub Street Publishing Publication Date: 2013-11-08
Master Bombers : A Pathfinder Squadron at War 1944-45
Author Sean Feast$34.95 ISBN: 9781906502812 Binding: Trade Paper Publisher: Grub Street Publishing Publication Date: 2013-11-08
No Parachute : A Classic Account of War in the Air in WWI
Author Arthur Gould Lee$21.95 ISBN: 9781909166042 Binding: Trade Cloth Publisher: Grub Street Publishing Publication Date: 2013-12-10
Observers and Navigators : and other Non-pilot aircrew in the RFC, RNAS and RAF
Author Wg Cdr C.G. Jefford$69.95 ISBN: 9781909808027 Binding: Trade Cloth Publisher: Grub Street Publishing Publication Date: 2014-06-11
Recipes for Victory : Great War Food from the Front and Kitchens Back Home in Canada
Author Elizabeth Baird & Bridget Wranich$24.95 ISBN: 9781770503236 Binding: Trade Paper Publisher: Whitecap Books Ltd. Publication Date: 2018-09-17
A Separate Little War : The Banff Coastal Command Strike Wing Versus the Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe 1944-1945
Author Andrew D. Bird$22.95 ISBN: 9781906502133 Binding: Trade Paper Publisher: Grub Street Publishing Publication Date: 2013-11-08
Too Young to Fight : Memories from our Youth During World War II
Compiled by Priscilla Galloway$11.95 ISBN: 9781550050905 Binding: Trade Paper Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Publication Date: 2004-09-30
Tracks to the Trenches : Canadian Railway Troops in the Great War (1914-1919)
Author David Guay$45.00 ISBN: 9781927083369 Binding: Trade Paper Publisher: Fifth House Publication Date: 2017-01-27