Hawk and the Hare by Janet Love Morrison
English | 2020 | General Fiction| ePUB | 1.1 MB
The characters are fictional, the events are not: drawn directly from war diaries and regimental records, The Hawk and the Hare is based on the real-life experiences of the author s father and his fellow riflemen of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. These are ordinary young men, struggling with the fear, uncertainty and absurdity of a terrible war, doing their best to do the right thing by their comrades, their commanders and the Europeans they are helping to liberate.
The men of 17 Platoon D-Coy are the Blue Patch Boys, fighting their way across northern Europe in the final year of the Second World War. Sharing slit trenches, rations and skills are two brothers-in-arm, one a farmboy from Saskatchewan, the other a First Nations scout from the Six Nations Reserve.