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Valour Road

Valour Road The First World War lasted for four years and three months And when it ended on November the people of Pine Street a sleepy avenue on the outskirts of Winnipeg came to a startling realizat

  • Title: Valour Road
  • Author: John Nadler
  • ISBN: 9780670068210
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The First World War lasted for four years and three months And when it ended on November 11, 1918, the people of Pine Street, a sleepy avenue on the outskirts of Winnipeg, came to a startling realization During the course of the conflict, young Leo Clarke, Robert Shankland, and Fred Hall, all from their street, had each received the Victoria Cross, the highest award forThe First World War lasted for four years and three months And when it ended on November 11, 1918, the people of Pine Street, a sleepy avenue on the outskirts of Winnipeg, came to a startling realization During the course of the conflict, young Leo Clarke, Robert Shankland, and Fred Hall, all from their street, had each received the Victoria Cross, the highest award for bravery at that time Such a phenomenon has never been repeated anywhere in the former British empire.Accessing original documents in his research such as the wartime diary of Leo s brother, Charlie, official war records, and general history author John Nadler constructs a story of the three heroic soldiers, their families, and the enormous impact of WWI on a young Canada This historic concurrence was so meaningful that a statue was erected in Winnipeg in tribute to these three ordinary soldiers, and their street was renamed Valour Road in their honour.

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    1. Valour Road is the name of a street here in Winnipeg, so named because three residents of the street (originally named Pine Street) were awarded the Victoria Cross in WWI. Mr Nadler has taken on the task of relating the stories of these three valorous men (see - I didn't use the H-word) and weaving their individual histories into this single very readable offering.Nadler is thorough, at least insofar as the scope of his story is concerned. He starts at the start, so to speak, and covers the stor [...]

    2. I don't know a lot about historical world conflicts. When we were young and learning the basics of it in school at Remembrance Day services, a lot of the details were too gruesome to speak to children about. I also found that as I got older and asked people closer to the war, I was met with, "It was horrible. It is not something you really want to know about." Veterans tended to speak of their experiences in vague ways and were not proud but felt they were just doing their duty -- a necessary ev [...]

    3. Excellent historical work. Three soldiers awarded the Victoria Cross during WWI all lived on Pine Street in Winnipeg, which was later renamed Valour Road. This book goes far beyond the lives of the three heroes, to depict the lives of men in the trenches during the Great War.

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