The Resource Canada's dream shall be of them : Canadian epitaphs of the Great War, (ebook)

Canada's dream shall be of them : Canadian epitaphs of the Great War, (ebook)

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Canada's dream shall be of them : Canadian epitaphs of the Great War
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Canada's dream shall be of them
Title remainder
Canadian epitaphs of the Great War
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Canadian epitaphs of the Great War
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eng
Summary
There could be no truer witness to the enormity of the First World War and its terrible cost in lives than the memorials and war cemeteries along the old Western Front. In Canada, no less than in the other dominions of the British Empire, the war left a conflicting legacy of pride and sorrow that endures to this day. The soaring Vimy Memorial, the Brooding Soldier, and the monuments honouring Canada's significant contribution to the Allied victory symbolize the spirit of shared sacrifice and nationhood that emerged from the crucible of the war. But alongside this official commemoration there exists a poignant, strangely overlooked, record of the grief and search for consolation among the Canadian populace in the years after the Armistice. This has come down in the personal inscriptions which the Imperial War Graves Commission invited next of kin to have engraved on the headstones of the fallen. Simple, heartfelt, often gems of compression, these farewells preserve the voice of Canada's bereaved, the parents, the wives, the children, who were left to mourn and to seek meaning and comfort in their loss. This book offers an anthology of epitaphs drawn from the war cemeteries where Canadian soldiers lie buried in Flanders and France. Photographs and war art transport readers to the sites, and each chapter reviews the sources and themes of the epitaphs to establish their place in the national memory of the First World War
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Midwest
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1955-
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McGeer, Eric
Dewey number
940.4/6571
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Epitaphs
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Cemeteries
  • Cemeteries
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Canada's dream shall be of them : Canadian epitaphs of the Great War, (ebook)
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781771123129
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12350238
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remote
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MWT12350238
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Label
Canada's dream shall be of them : Canadian epitaphs of the Great War, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781771123129
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12350238
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12350238
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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