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Aftermath: Travels in a Post-War World

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In 1953, Farley Mowat, a Canadian infantryman during World War II, returned to Europe, a place he knew only during the ravages of wartime. Together with his wife, he returns to England, France, and Italy to re-examine the past and find hope in the future. This book looks at a world that has undergone dramatic changes in the last fifty years.
Paperback, 239 pages
Published July 17th 2006 by Stackpole Books (first published 1996)
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Owen
Jul 12, 2012 Owen rated it really liked it
Farley Mowat has written a number of books which may be described as war memoirs. Since they were written at decent intervals and to some extent, for different purposes, there is a degree of repetition. Nevertheless, as there is hardly ever a dull moment in a text by Mowat, we can forgive him for telling the same story twice. To be honest, I'm no longer certain where the overlap occurs, although in "Aftermath," a book written comparatively recently, he certainly revisits some parts of the Italia ...more
Susan
Jan 28, 2012 Susan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading this. I knew of Farley Mowat, but hadn't read anything by him. Thanks for giving me this book, Jen! Mowat and his wife take a trip in 1953, visiting some of the sites and battlefields of WW II where he served. I could have done with a little less of the story of Nazi atrocities in France and Italy, but in general it was interesting. I particularly liked reading about the places they visited in England (not related to the war, necessarily), including some Roman ruins, a grave ba ...more
Debbie
Aug 09, 2011 Debbie rated it liked it
Great stories in the Farley style. Mowat and his exwife travel through England, France and Italy to visit sites he was stationed at during WWII. His bitterness was still quite evident, which I found understandable yet disturbing.
Anna
Sep 02, 2012 Anna rated it it was amazing
This is one of Farley's great books that you need to re-read every so often.
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Shelves: world-war-ii
Fun read, travel book with some personal reflection.
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Farley McGill Mowat was a conservationist and one of Canada's most widely-read authors.
Many of his most popular works have been memoirs of his childhood, his war service, and his work as a naturalist. His works have been translated into 52 languages and he has sold more than 14 million books.
Mowat studied biology at the University of Toronto. During a field trip to the Arctic, Mowat became outrag
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