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Shoestring Soldiers: The 1st Canadian Division at War, 1914-1915

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The Great War was a pivotal experience for twentieth-century Canada. Shoestring Soldiers is the first scholarly study since 1938 to focus exclusively on Canada's initial overseas experience from late 1914 to the end of 1915.

In this exciting new work, Andrew Iarocci challenges the dominant view that the 1st Canadian Division was poorly prepared for war in 1914, and less
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Hardcover, 362 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by University of Toronto Press
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Mar 18, 2015 rated it liked it
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Another book taking a good look at the myths and accepted stereotypes of Canadians in the first World War. Iarocci esp. challenges the notion that the Canadian troops were poorly trained compared to their Imperial counterparts, and manages to support his thesis very well. There are a few secondary threads in the latter half of the book that are less well developed, but overall very good, and a must read for any serious scholar of Canada and WWI.
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