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- DescriptionOn 19 August 1942, soldiers of the Second Canadian Division took part in the ill-fated and controversial raid on Dieppe, France. Was it folly to attack a well-defended port or a necessary sacrifice of young Canadians to save countless lives later? This is a true story houring the young French Canadians who, as proud members of Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal, took part in the ill-fated raid. Three veterans who survived the Raid and the subsequent years in prisoner of war camps provided first-hand accounts of their years with Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal, from their enrolment in 1940 to their liberation as POWs in 1945. A portion of the profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the Last Post Fund.
- Author BiographyMichael John Laekas was born on 5 February 1943 in Brighton, England. He has three daughters, Kimberley, Alison, Melanie, and four grandchildren, Magdalena, Jacob, Isabella, and Joshua. He currently lives with his wife Johanne in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Quebec, Canada. His latest book A Soldier's Journey (1940-1945) honours the young French Canadians who, as proud members of Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal, took part in the ill-fated raid on Dieppe, France, on 19 August 1942. The idea for this book came following a 47-day trip he took in 2011 to follow his father's journey during the Second World War, from his enlistment in 1940 to his repatriation in 1945.
- Author(s)Michael John Laekas
- Date of Publication10/03/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectBiography: General
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight322 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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