• Title: Canada at War: A Graphic History of World War Two
  • Author: Paul Keery Michael Wyatt
  • ISBN: 9781553655961
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Paperback
  • War of The War of was a conflict fought between the United States, the United Kingdom, and their respective allies from June to February .Historians in Britain often see it as a minor theater of the Napoleonic Wars in the United States and Canada, it is seen as a war in its own right. From the outbreak of war with Napoleonic France, Britain had enforced a naval blockade to choke off War Child War Child empowers children and young people in conflict areas by providing psychosocial support, stimulating education and protecting children from the effects of war. Battle of the Thames The Battle of the Thames, also known as the Battle of Moraviantown, was a decisive American victory in the War of against Great Britain and its Indian allies in the Tecumseh s Confederacy.It took place on October , in Upper Canada, near present day Chatham, Ontario.The British lost control of western Ontario as a result of the battle Tecumseh was killed and his Confederacy largely

    Canada at War A Graphic History of World War Two In Canada went to war as a subject of Britain In it made the choice to fight all on its own Canada at War follows the developments and setbacks wins and losses of a nation learning to st
    In 1914, Canada went to war as a subject of Britain In 1939, it made the choice to fight all on its own Canada at War follows the developments and setbacks, wins and losses, of a nation learning to stand up for itself under the toughest possible conditions in the midst of the most difficult war of the twentieth century In graphic novel format, fully illustrated and inIn 1914, Canada went to war as a subject of Britain In 1939, it made the choice to fight all on its own Canada at War follows the developments and setbacks, wins and losses, of a nation learning to stand up for itself under the toughest possible conditions in the midst of the most difficult war of the twentieth century In graphic novel format, fully illustrated and in full colour, Canada at War shows the growth of a nation s army, navy, and air forces through movingly depicted triumphs and tragedies From the disheartening losses at Dieppe and Hong Kong through the Battle of the Atlantic and the invasion of Sicily, it focuses on the human dimension of the key battles and decisions that ultimately swung the war in the Allieds favour This moving, graphic account ends, after the victories of D Day and Juno Beach and the liberation of Europe, with a final reckoning of the legacy these storied years have had on a country forged through war Aimed at a general audience of both adults and young adults, this very human history tells the stories behind some of this country s most distinguishing military moments.

    One Reply to “Canada at War: A Graphic History of World War Two”

    1. A beautifully illustrated history in Graphic Novel style of Canada's role in World War II. The pictures are stunning and really drive the story. The text is a little dry but that's largely a factor of trying to get to the information in short bursts. A wonderful introduction to a pivotal time in the development of a Canadian national identity.

    2. Medium-rare. I wanted a basic understanding of Canada's involvement in WW2 and I got it. That said, it was kind of a dry read.

    3. I really didn't like this book and that makes me quite sad. I am a historian specifically about Canada during WWII so perhaps that bias is coming through. I thought the idea of a graphic novel about our war effort was a good idea but it turned out very clunky in my opinion. I felt like the book never really found it's audience. At times it got very specific about plane models and statistics and things meant for one audience and then it would switch into propaganda pieces about how amazing Canada [...]

    4. I saw this at the library, and since I like graphic novels and want to learn more about Canadian history, being a new Canadian, I decided to give it a try. I ended up learning quite a lot. Having been educated in the U.S I was unfamiliar with the extent of Canada's participation in World War II. I enjoyed learning about the various campaigns of the war, marvelling at the feats of engineering and bravery from the different branches of the Canadian military, and despairing at the defeats. My only [...]

    5. a highly useful and constructive tool for teaching the history of Canada's role in world war 2. illustrates how important and complex it was and doesn't shy away from the messy realities of combat. it has a difficult task of standing in the camps of broad generalization and blow-by-blow account at the same time and doesn't always work. it inadvertently raises questions that aren't addressed unless you do your own research with the assistance of the recommended reading page included at the end. o [...]

    6. Originally reviewed at Jayne's Books.Since I knew the broad strokes of the Canadian involvement during World War Two and had a good sense of the war overall, I found this book to be a little simple at times, but nonetheless, I found the book to be very informative in regards to various battles that the Canadian military was involved in during this time period. I read this as a library download from FVRL (Fraser Valley Regional Library) and found that it took time for the book to load quickly, du [...]

    7. This is essentially facts with pictures, no real story. Names, dates, places, mistakes, all accompanied by pictures of (mostly white) guys dying. I picked it up because 1) I had a WWII phase, 2) I've never seen a graphic novel version of it, 3) I grew up in the US and was interested in the Canadian perspective. However, I'm sure there are more engaging ways to tell it. This could be a useful book if teens needed a graphic novel version of their history books but as we know, teachers prefer to us [...]

    8. An interesting tale of the Canadians' heavy involvement in the battles of the Second World War and the liberation of the Netherlands. Looks at different aspects of the Canadian Army through use of different chapters, and highlights important, sometimes lesser known, battles in which the Canadians fought. A great story for those who want to learn more about Canadian involvement in the war, the military, as well as the ships, vehicles, and aircraft used in Europe, Hong Kong, and at home.

    9. This is a good overview of the Canadian contribution to the Second World War. It does a good job with both the fight against the Germans and the Japanese. It does need to be backed with a larger work on the Second World War as it is arranged thematically. This reader was not all that keen on the CGI-style illustration but that is more a preference; the art is clear enough for the graphic aspect of this graphic history to work.

    10. This was not a very captivating read but I did get more of a sense of Canada's role in ww2 which is what i was looking for. The one volume books on war that I have read are light on Canada's role and I wanted a better treatment of the subject. This book is good for that but I must admit that I found it quite dry and boring.

    11. A neat overview of WW2 all from the Canadian perspective. I had never studied the war from that exact perspective before. Definitely some blood but what can you expect with a war book? I think that a lot of people will enjoy this way of "studying" history.

    12. a decent summary of Canada's role in the Second World War, including numerous spotlights on Canada's Victoria Cross recipients. if you're a war buff, you won't uncover anything new here; rather i would recommended this for the young-adult reader. as such, it presents a good overview.

    13. I am not the typical graphic novel fan, but I did enjoy this one. However, I combined my need to read a graphic novel with one of my favorite genres - Military History and came away with a winner. A very good rendition of Canadian Military History.

    14. The graphic novel makes Canada's history during World War II more accessible to youth. I enjoyed the read (must be Canadian, eh). Recommended to those interested in Canada, history and/or graphic novels.

    15. What a sumptuous piece of work. Not only is it the most incredible, one-stop-shop for Canadian WW2 history you are likely to find, it's also an incredibly poignant, visceral piece of artistic brilliance. It's such a beautiful creation I'm almost astonished that it actually exists.

    16. Given the subject matter, I wanted to like this book a whole lot more than I actually did. But I learned something, and the art was very competent for the nature of the work. Also, Canadians.

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