By David Bercuson
Within the scuffling with Canadians, David J. Bercuson tells Canadian heritage throughout the eyes, ears and colors of Canadian regiments. From the seventeenth century, while the " sturdy Regiment," the Carignan-salières, fought the Mohawks at Courcelles, to the Newfoundland Regiment's valiant yet brutal stand at Beaumont-Hamel within the conflict of the Somme, from the Winnipeg Grenadiers'engagement with the japanese within the conflict of Hong Kong to the Princess Patricias'trial through fireplace within the warfare in Afghanistan, Bercuson tells the tale of courageous women and men at struggle. The struggling with Canadians is a party of and a testomony to the centuries-old culture that lives directly to at the present time, a venerable process that these now struggling with in Afghanistan depend on as they, too, face a bad yet invaluable activity.
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