The Resource Too young to die : Canada's boy soldiers, sailors and airmen in the Second World War, John Boileau and Dan Black ; foreword by General John de Chastelain

Too young to die : Canada's boy soldiers, sailors and airmen in the Second World War, John Boileau and Dan Black ; foreword by General John de Chastelain

Label
Too young to die : Canada's boy soldiers, sailors and airmen in the Second World War
Title
Too young to die
Title remainder
Canada's boy soldiers, sailors and airmen in the Second World War
Statement of responsibility
John Boileau and Dan Black ; foreword by General John de Chastelain
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Dan Black and John Boileau tell the stories of some of the 30,000 underage youths --some as young as fourteen--who joined the Canadian Armed Forces in the Second World War. This is the companion volume to the authors' popular 2013 book Old Enough to Fight about boy soldiers in the First World War. Like their predecessors a generation before, these boys managed to enlist despite their youth. Most went on to face action overseas in what would become the deadliest military conflict in human history. They enlisted for a myriad of personal reasons--ranging from the appeal of earning regular pay after the unemployment and poverty of the Depression to the desire to avenge the death of a brother or father killed overseas. Canada's boy soldiers, sailors and airmen saw themselves contributing to the war effort in a visible, meaningful way, even when that meant taking on very adult risks and dangers of combat. Among the individuals whose stories are told: Ken Ewing, at age sixteen taken prisoner at Hong Kong and then spent his teen years in a Japanese prisoner of war camp; Ralph Frayne, so determined to fight that he enlisted in the army, navy and Merchant Navy all before the age of seventeen; Robert Boulanger, at age eighteen the youngest Canadian to die on the Dieppe beaches. Meticulously researched and extensively illustrated with photographs, personal documents and specially commissioned maps, Too Young to Die provides a touching and fascinating perspective on the Canadian experience in the Second World War."--
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Issued also in electronic format.
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boileau, John
Dewey number
940.53083/510971
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D768.15
LC item number
.B654 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1957-
  • 1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Black, Dan
  • De Chastelain, John
  • Black, Dan
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Canada
  • Child soldiers
  • Airmen
  • Sailors
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Canada
  • Airmen
  • Child soldiers
  • Military participation
  • Sailors
  • Canada
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Label
Too young to die : Canada's boy soldiers, sailors and airmen in the Second World War, John Boileau and Dan Black ; foreword by General John de Chastelain
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Companion volume to: Old enough to fight
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-474) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
484 pages
Isbn
9781459411722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)948828370
  • (OCoLC)ocn948828370
Label
Too young to die : Canada's boy soldiers, sailors and airmen in the Second World War, John Boileau and Dan Black ; foreword by General John de Chastelain
Publication
Copyright
Note
Companion volume to: Old enough to fight
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-474) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
484 pages
Isbn
9781459411722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)948828370
  • (OCoLC)ocn948828370

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