In honour of the brave men and women that serve and have served in the Canadian Armed Forces, and to honour the many who have given the ultimate sacrifice; we will be promoting books each day this week that shed light on what it is like to serve.
The Canadian Armed Forces would not be the same if it weren’t for the fathers, mothers, and wives who stay behind and support our troops. Today we want to honour the men and women that are sometimes forgotten by history, but sacrifice all the same, for the freedoms we have.
In the Midst of Alarms tells the story of how the War of 1812 affected women at all levels of society, from high society in Washington and Quebec to the women who followed their husbands to the front lines. The author brings to life the untold stories of wives, daughters, heroines and harridans, as revealed in memoirs, diaries and letters of the time. The book is well illustrated with portraits, cartoons of social comment and styles of dress of the time.
What was it like to work in a Canadian Second World War munitions factory? What were working conditions like? Did anyone die?
Bomb Girls delivers a dramatic, personal, and detailed account of the men and women who risked their lives daily, while handling high explosives in a dedicated effort to help win the war women working in Canada’s largest fuse-filling munitions factory.
Halifax at War explores this transformation of the city and civilian life, making use of a rich blend of historical, biographical and archival sources. The demands placed Halifax’s infrastructure and citizens far exceeded any other city in Canada. This lively history sheds light on the impact of World War II on Canada and Canadians, and on the unique role Halifax played in supporting war effort.
We hope you are able to take time this week and reflect on the men and women that have served, and continue to serve our great nation.
Please check back with our site each day this week as we highlight some of our favourite books about the Canadian Armed Forces.
If you would like to read more about our Canadian Armed forces, past and present, please check out our Canadian Armed Forces section.
We’re always trying to add more new and out-of-print titles to our website. If you don’t see something you’re looking for email us at email@example.com, phone us at 416-744-7675, or drop by our store at 16 Elrose Avenue in Toronto.