In this volume the story of the first Canadians to fight in
the Great War is told, starting from mobilization to the grim
battlefields of Flanders. On Thursday, April 22nd, 1915 the
Canadians would fight their first great battle against the
Germans, and would face their secret weapon, poison gas. By
the end of the weekend 2,000 Canadians would be dead and 4,000
wounded. It was a bloody introduction to the new war. None-the-less
the Canadians performed courageously, and fought as no one
thought they could. It was a great day for Canada, Boys.
This volume includes an historical Overview of the Battle;
a Battlefield Tour of 7 Points; a list of 18 Cemeteries and
memorials where the Canadians killed in Battle are commemorated
or buried. Asides in the book include; Technological Slaughter,
and a detailed story of the writing of In Flanders Fields.
Profusely illustrated with maps, photos and drawings, and
includes a fold-out Tour map at the back of the book.
This volume was included in the TV series, For King &
Empire, Eps 1. The DVD covers the battle like the book, and
is literally a walking tour.