In Their Own Words

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ISBN: 9781771086707

In Their Own Words

Three Maritimers Experience the Great War


What was the First World War really like for Maritimers overseas? This epistolary book, edited by historian Ross Hebb, contains the letters home of three Maritimers with distinct wartime experiences: a front-line soldier from Nova Scotia, a nurse from New Brunswick, and a conscripted fisherman from Prince Edward Island. Up until now, these complete sets of handwritten letters have remained with the families, who agreed to share them in time for the one-hundredth anniversary of the Great War’s end in 2018. These letters not only give insight into the war, but provide greater understanding of life in rural Maritime communities in the early 1900s.

In Their Own Words includes a learned introduction and background information on letter writers Eugene A. Poole, Sister Pauline Balloch, and Herry Heckbert, enabling readers to appreciate the context of these letters and their importance.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781771086707
Item NB1321
Published onOctober 12 2018
Language eng
Pages 264
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.25(in) x 5.5(in)
Shipping weight330(g)