Near the end of October 1941, a few hundred soldiers from New Brunswick were among the 1,975 Canadian troops who set sail from Vancouver to reinforce the British Colony of Hong Kong. Within two short months, after a hard-fought but disastrous battle against the Imperial Japanese Army, the island fell to the invaders on Christmas Day, and its defenders were ordered to surrender by the governor of Hong Kong. The survivors were taken captive. Based on the first-hand accounts of the author's father, Andrew "Ando" Flanagan, a rifleman from Jacquet River, NB, The Endless Battleexplores the Battle of Hong Kong and its long aftermath, through the eyes of the soldiers. During their captivity, the POWs endured starvation, forced labour, and brutal beatings. They lived in deplorable conditions and many died from illness. But the soldiers stuck together, bound by their cameraderie, loyalty to King and Country, and collective desire to sabotage the Japanese war effort. Writing intimately and sensitively about the lingering effects of the trauma of the soldiers held in captivity, Andy Flanagan shows both the heroism of individual soldiers and the terrible costs of war.
Near the end of October 1941, a few hundred soldiers from New Brunswick were among the 1,975 Canadian troops who set sail from Vancouver to reinforce the British Colony of Hong Kong. Within two short months, after a hard-fought but disastrous battle against the Imperial Japanese Army, the island fell
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-18 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
With the world on the brink of collapsing to the Nazi regime, the world is looking for a miracle. One is found in an open field in northern France on March 19, 1944. Thaddeus Grace is left for dead by the Germans and presumed dead by the United States. He
As the late Maya Angelou said, a bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. The Endless Battle is yet another song from Andrew Nyongesa's copious literary harp. Through careful management of language able to yield pleasure owing to the splendour of the
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: University Press of Amer
Refining of civilization over the centuries has not diminished the rages and ravages of evil. In this book, Dr. Ficarra presents like a legal citation, evil versus good. The message of the book is the best way to combat evil is to understand its perilous side effects, painful complications, and