Fragments of War - Dundurn

Fragments of War

Stories from Survivors of World War II

Published January 1985

Description

The young girl from the Ottawa Valley who served as a nurse in North Africa with only a helmet of fresh water a day, the teenage soldier from Fredericton who stole pig swill to survive in a Hong Kong prisoner of war camp, the English woman who survived the sinking of the Athenia to become a war-bride, and an Alberta airman who crashed off the icy coast of Greenland, these are but only four of the thirty compelling personal accounts of war experiences.

Many private photographs from their own albums illustrate these stories, which reflect the world wide aspect of the war from the Indian Ocean to the North Atlantic, from Poland to the Middle East, and the varied activities and duties of these young men and women. Their hardships, their adventures, frustrations, fears, joys and romances are chronicled in a poignant and often humorous manner.

Contributors

Joyce Hibbert

Joyce Hibbert's ongoing interest in World War II began with her own participation in it. As a young woman of seventeen, Joyce Hibbert joined the Women's Auxillary Air Force serving with the Roal Observer Corps in Sussex, England. After the war she married her fiancé Eric, moved to Drummondville Quebec to raise a family.

Book Details

Paperback
January 1985
5.75x8.75 in
268 pp
9780919670945
Hardcover
January 1985
6x9 in
280 pp
9780919670952
ePub
January 1985
-
280 pp
9781554881697
ePub
January 1985
-
280 pp
9781770700529