Bitter Ashes. The Story of WW II by John Wilson

By John Wilson

World battle was once the best clash in human background. It gave start to the Atomic Age, the chilly struggle and the commercial growth of the Nineteen Fifties and 60s, and planted the seeds of latest center East crises. however it isn't really far-off heritage. such a lot Canadians have family who have been a part of this world-wide tragedy. sour Ashes places those occasions in context for them. This publication within the illustrated historic sequence tales of Canada is a spouse to determined Glory: the tale of WWI. a transparent and concise textual content leads the reader although the main army and political occasions and problems with the struggle. Sidebars upload aspect and a private point. each web page is illustrated with both pictures or maps.

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Except for the flames, London became a city of darkness. Wardens patrolled the deserted streets looking for any light that might give the bombers above a target. Volunteers struggled to dig survivors and bodies out of the rubble. Searchlights criss-crossed the sky, and antiaircraft guns, set up on any piece of open ground, pounded away. They did little good other than giving the suffering populace the sense that they were fighting back. From November on, the bombers began targeting other cities as well as London: Coventry, Liverpool, Manchester, Bristol, Glasgow.

For example, the Spanish Civil War established a version of Fascism that lasted until 1975. In Britain, Oswald Mosley led the British Union of Fascists which, at its height, claimed 50,000 members. In Canada, the Fascists were led by Adrien Arcand and his National Unity Party of Canada, or Blue Shirts. Arcand greatly admired Hitler, and throughout the 1930s his Blue Shirts battled political opponents in the streets of Montreal. Arcand was also anti-semitic, and his party often attacked Jewish businesses and individuals.

By lunchtime, 3,367 were either dead, wounded or prisoners, and the rest were heading back to Britain. Abandoned tanks, armoured cars and burning landing craft littered the beach, and 119 aircraft had been shot out of the sky. The German defenders suffered 311 killed, wounded or missing and lost 46 planes. The Germans were few but well placed. For example, at Puys, the 622 men of the Royal Canadian Regiment who made it ashore were faced by only 60 defenders. Despite this, 225 Canadians were killed, 264 taken prisoner and only 33 made it back to England.

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