The letters of Agar Adamson first came to prominence when excerpts were used in Sondra Gwyn’s “Tapestry of War.” This collection of letters represent one of the most thorough personal accounts of the Great War. Adamson not only recorded the war, he was there for most of it. As an Officer of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry he arrived in France in early 1915, was wounded later in the year, returned, fought at Mount Sorrel and the Somme. He commanded the Pats in their greatest triumph at Vimy Ridge and watched helplessly as his Regiment was destroyed in the futile attack at Passchendaele.
“One of the most descriptive, first-hand accounts yet of Canadian suffering in WWI.”
- Doug Fisher, Legion Magazine