True Stories of the First World War (Usborne True Stories)

by Paul Dowswell | History | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0746057490 Global Overview for this book
Registered by JessicaEby of Cambridge, Ontario Canada on 8/20/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by JessicaEby from Cambridge, Ontario Canada on Monday, August 20, 2018
This book came to me through a charity sale hosted by a local church (Preston Mennonite) in support of our community's food bank.

My husband picked this book out for me because he knows I have a strong interest in military history and he thought it would be a good book for me to bookcross once I'm done with it!

Journal Entry 2 by JessicaEby at Cambridge, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, September 05, 2018
My feelings about this book were a little bit mixed, but mostly I think it was good.

I found that this book presents things-- the events that began the war, for instance-- in a fairly clear and concise manner, without dumbing them down. I think that it skips over some things that were significant and it really doesn't make enough of the role of Commonwealth troops throughout the war, but it is a short book and is intended to be a book of stories from the war as opposed to a complete history so it's easier to look past that, I guess.

There are some interesting stories in this book and I would recommend it for other people interested in military, World War One, or early 20th century history-- whether they are younger people or adults who would like a quick, simple read on the subject.

Journal Entry 3 by JessicaEby at New Hamburg Cenotaph in New Hamburg, Ontario Canada on Sunday, November 11, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (11/11/2018 UTC) at New Hamburg Cenotaph in New Hamburg, Ontario Canada


I spent Remembrance Day in New Hamburg this year, in honour of my grandfather's cousin, Nathaniel, who was killed in action at Amiens during Canada's Hundred Days Campaign. New Hamburg was a relevent place in the childhoods of Nathaniel and my grandfather as well as in my own childhood, so I thought it would be nice to celebrate Remembrance Day there this year. After the service at the Community Centre I returned to the cenotaph where I left this book.

If you've found this book, thanks for picking it up and checking out its journal! If you're new to bookcrossing, welcome. We'd love it if you'd stick around with us a while. I really hope that you enjoy both this book and the whole bookcrossing experience!

This book was released as part of the 2017 "52 Towns in 52 Weeks" Release Challenge. New Hamburg was Town #44 for me!

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