Betrayal: Canadian Soldiers Hong Kong 1941

Betrayal: Canadian Soldiers Hong Kong 1941


Price: $20.00 (Includes tax). 177 pages.
Veterans Publications 613-258-5539

Betrayal of Canadian soldiers in Hong Kong

Canadian soldiers deployed to Hong Kong were betrayed twice. The first time by the Canadian government, the second time by the British commanders in Hong Kong who blamed the Canadians for a sub-standard performance.

The purpose of this book was to examine both accusations and try to determine the truth of the battle of Hong Kong. The Canadian Royal Commission of one cleared the general who sent Canadians to their doom and exonerated him without his having to appear before the commission. The government said it was unable to find out about the precarious position of Hong Kong because the British wouldn’t share secret information.

The troops, the Winnipeg Grenadiers and Royal Rifles of Canada, had 267 killed in action over 17 days. Two hundred and ninety-two died in POW camps. Hong Kong became one of the most horrific battles in World War 11.

Chief Justice Lyman Duff, the only member of a Royal Commission, justified the decision of the government by saying Canada ought to share responsibility for garrisoning the Pacific. Nothing was said about lack of due diligence.

For this book, the battle and the preparations for the battle were examined by three Canadian soldiers. A general examined the British tactics in Hong Kong, a colonel the artillery and intelligence ability, and a major assessed the troops’ performance at Hong Kong. Among other things, they found the Canadians bore much of the burden for the defence of the Island of Hong Kong. Both the Grenadiers and the Royal Rifles mounted more platoon and company level attacks each than all the other countries infantry combined. The only Victoria Cross was awarded to a Canadian.

Love Is The Song

Love Is The Song

By: Jo-Anne Pulfer.

Price: $10.00. 85 pages
Published by Veterans Publications. You can buy the book at Business Strategies in Kemptville, The Merrickville Book Emporium and Canal Gallery & Frame Shop.

Woman parachutist publishes poems of love Jo-Anne Pulfer has never fitted a stereotype. She became the fourth woman in the Canadian military to qualify as a parachutist and served in both Bosnia and Afghanistan. In 2009, after she left the air force and her two children were grown, she returned to her childhood love of language and wrote her first book, Love is the Song. The poems focus on love, light, truth and the beauty and mystery in nature. One of her poems describes a view from a helicopter over Afghanistan.

“Love touches everything,” she says, “just as the sunlight touches grass, trees and earth. There is a place for poems that lovers of poetry understand, a place that cannot be touched by human hands.”

The book is divided into “Poems of love” followed by “Poems of nature” and “Reflections”. The final section consists of Haiku. The sketches on the cover and inside have been drawn by an accomplished local artist, Henriette Savage.

Jo-Anne lives in Kemptville.

The Last Front

The Last Front
A people’s history of Mallorytown and Front of Yonge Township

By: David and Sandra Wells.

Price: $20.00 (Includes tax). Shipping $6.00. 216 pages
Phone 613-923-5713

A Large and Splendid Fleet

A Large and Splendid Fleet

The Story of the Canadian Government Merchant Marine

By: Charles Coffin

Includes profiles of 63 ships.

Price: $20.00 (Includes tax). Shipping $6.00. 202 pages
Phone 613-837-9526

The Canadian Infantry Solider in Korea & The Songs He Sang

The Canadian Infantry Solider in Korea & The Songs He Sang

This book is a companion piece to the CD “Songs of the Combat Solider”.
Purchase as a set and save!

Book: $10.00, 84 pages. CD: $15.00 Book with CD: $20.00
Tax included on CD and The Canadian Infantry Soldier in Korea.

Recollections of Korea

Recollections of Korea

By: Lt. Col E.H. MC CD

Focus on 7 platoon in the Battle Hill 187.

Price: $12.00 (Includes tax). 52 pages.

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By: David J. Wells

An entertaining and comprehensive history of the village and its origins.

Price: $20.00 (Includes tax). 133 pages.

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Price: $16.00

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Price: $15.00

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Price: $14.95, 114 pages

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Price: $11.95

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By: Patrick Meagher

Anecdotes from the life from Pope John Paul II.

Written for young people. Discount for religious groups. See Sample.

Price: $14.95

Fourth R, Reasoning

By: Terry Meagher and Joseph Meagher

Used as book for critical thinking and the principles of persuasion in community colleges.

See Sample Below

Price: $10.00

An Old Codger's Favourite poems

Complied By: Bob Usher

Price: $19.95 (No GST)

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By: Ken Dugdale

A true story that reads like an action movie. A young pilot who bails out over Holland and hides from Germans until he is taken in by a Dutch family. Follow his escape from Nazi occupied Holland.

Price: $15.00 (No GST)

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By: Col. Eric W. Cormack

Recollections of a first world war artillery soldier. Invaluable historical material.

Price: $14.95 (No GST)

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by Hank Staal

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Price: $15.00 (No GST)

Hong Kong Recollections of a British Prisoner of War

By: E.R. "Bill" Wiseman

This is the story of the Battle of Hong Kong and the years of imprisonment on the island.

Price:$20.00 (No GST)

Legion History

70 Year History of the Kemptville Legion.

Price: $15.00 (No GST)

A Gunner's Story Through Falaise to Nijmegen

By: By Wallace Naisbitt

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Price:$15.00 96 pages