Kiss the Kids for Dad, Don't Forget to Write: The Wartime Letters of George Timmins, 1916-18
By: Y. A. Bennett (editor)Paperback
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Between 1916 and 1918, Lance-Corporal George Timmins, a British-born soldier who served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, wrote faithfully to his wife and children. Sixty-three letters and four fragments survived. These letters tell the compelling story of a man who, while helping his fellow Canadians make history, used letters home to remain a presence in the lives of his wife and children, and who drew strength from his family to appreciate life's simple pleasures. Timmins's letters offer a rare glimpse into the experiences relationships, and quiet heroism, of ordinary soldiers on the Western Front.
Y.A. Bennett is an associate professor of history at Carleton University.
Foreword Introduction 1 "about 35 yds from Fritz": May-December 1916 2 "He was killed by my side": January-June 1917 3 "I'm still fine": July-November 1917 4 "It's hell, kiddo, hell": December 1917-April 1918 5 "Keep on hoping, sweetheart": May-December 1918 Epilogue "Don't forget to write to Grandpa" Notes Bibliography Index
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