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Brothers in Arms: Canadian Firefighters in England in the Second World War

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Adapting from a peacetime role to one of greater magnitude than anyone could have expected, resourcefulness, bravery and self-sacrifice were to become the cornerstones of Britains firefighting services during the Second World War. Rising to great challenges during air raids and always exceeding the expectations of a grateful population, theseheroes with grimy faces however remain the unsung heroes of the war on the home frontTheir story is uniquely enhanced by the arrival in England of over 400 volunteer firemen from Canada, who, having braved a journey across the U-boat infested Atlantic Ocean, faced an equally uncertain future on the streets of war-ravaged cities including London, Bristol and Plymouth. The call went out to the Commonwealth nations for help in dealing with the onslaught of enemy air raids on Britain. The Canadians took up the call, yet it wasnt until 1942 that the first contingents of the Corps of Canadian Firefighters arrived in Liverpool on the Dominion Monarch. Their relatively unknown contribution was nonetheless significant and every member of the Corps played his part in winning the war on the home front. Many members of the Corps sustained injuries and three made the ultimate sacrifice. They were laid to rest in England. This is their story.

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Author John Leete
Binding Paperback
Condition New
Pages 128
ISBN-13 9781445648255
Publisher Amberley


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