Eyewitness accounts form the basis for this engaging book by two of the country’s leading historians.… Collectively, they form the intricate mosaic of our shared past, and speak to the rich and terrible military history that has shaped this country. ... Granatstein and Hillmer are to be commended for sharing a portion of it with this and future generations of Canadians.
The Globe and Mail
From World War II to the Korean War, to the Gulf War and Afghanistan, this book is filled with hundreds of personal accounts. They tell of desolation, isolation, loneliness, yet there is a feeling of hope too amidst possible death. Reading [Battle Lines] is humbling and will leave you emotionally shaken, knowing so many sacrificed so much for past and future generations.
... an important contribution from two distinguished historians.
The Canadian Jewish News
...a fine selection of the most gripping and the most poignant.