And No Birds Sang

And No Birds Sang

Book - 1979
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The author recalls his time fighting in World War II.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland and Stewart, c1979.
ISBN: 9780771066184
077106618X
9781771000307
Branch Call Number: 940.548171 Mow
Characteristics: 250 p.

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Feb 23, 2016

Canadian troops fought beside us in WWII. Farley Mowat was one such soldier, and presents a vivid history of his time on the front lines. It's a brutal, disturbing story and a great reminder of what we owe to our military representatives.

History fans, certainly of WWII, should seek out this fine book

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Liber_vermis
May 22, 2013

A plain-spoken account by an infantry foot soldier of the Canadian Army's role in the Italian Campaign of the Second World War told by a master story-teller.

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May 22, 2013

"What followed [at the Battle of Moro River] was the kind of night men dream about in afteryears, waking in a cold sweat to a surge of gratitude that it is but a dream. It was a delirium of sustained violence. ... The snap and scream of high-velocity tank shells pierced the brutal guttural of an endless cannonade from both German and Canadian artillery. Moaning Minnie projectiles whumped down like thunderbolts, searching for our hurriedly dug foxholes. Soldiers of both sides, blundering through the vineyards, fired with panicky impartiality in all directions. And it began to rain again, a bitter, penetrating winter rain." (p. 226-7)

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