The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Regimental Museum and Archives

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Catalog Number 00262
Object Name Book
Call# 940.54654 MACG
ISBN 978-1-55125-095-3
Title Words of Valediction and Remembrance
Canadian Epitaphs of the Second World War
Author McGeer, Eric
Summary His profoundly moving book presents a selection of the personal inscriptions engraved on the headstones of the fallen soldiers of the Second World War. Eric McGeer considers these final expressions of love and remembrance in light of the sources of consolation to which bereaved families turned. Interwoven with historical details in a rich narrative style, the book speaks as much about the battles Canadians fought as it does about the valedictions of the families. Book jacket.
Subjects War
World War II
Gravestones
Monuments & memorials
Soldiers
Edition First
Publisher Vanwell Publishing Limited, 2008
Published Place St. Catherines, ON
Physical Description 312 pg Hardcover
23.9 x 16 x 2.5 cm
Copy# 1
Credit line Donated by Dr. Eric McGeer
Event World War, 1939-1945
Notes Inscription inside front cover:
"to John Stephens with thanks and all best wishes for the QORC archives"
Signed //Eric McGeer//