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It Made You Think of Home The Haunting Journal of Deward Barnes, Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1916-1919

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ISBN-10: 1550025120

ISBN-13: 9781550025125

Edition: 2004

Authors: Bruce Cane

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"We took our positions, five kneeling and five standing, we got the order to fire. One blank and nine live rounds. I did not have the blank." That is the voice of Deward Barnes, an unwilling but dutiful member of the firing squad that shot Harold Lodge, one of 25 Canadians executed during the First World War. In this diary we hear something that is otherwise gone forever: the authentic voice of the First World War soldier, Every man in khaki. Fully annotated so that everyone today can understand the nuance of each entry, the Barnes diary takes us into the trenches and the firing lines of the Western Front like no other first-hand Canadian account of that terrible war can. Like any trained…    
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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Dundurn
Publication date: 8/1/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Bruce Cane began writing about military history while a curatorial assistant at Historic Fort York, Toronto. Today, he writes technical manuals by day and pursues his passion for First World War history by night. Bruce lives with his family in Brooklin, Ontario.

The Leiderkranz Club to Camp Borden, 26 February to 1 July 1916
Overseas, 2 July 1916 to 6 April 1917
To the Front Lines, 7 April to 6 May 1917
Baptism of Fire. 7 May to 14 August 1917
Hill 70 to Passchendaele, 15 August to 5 November 1917
Execution, 6 November 1917 to 30 March 1918
Operation Michael and the Spring Offensive, 31 March to 13 June 1918
Preparing for Open Warfare, 14 June to 7 August 1918
Amiens and Arras, 8 August to 23 August 1918
On Leave, 24 August to 8 October 1918
The Armistice, 9 October 1918 to 10 February 1919