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Yorkton's Gunners: The Story of the 64th (Yorkton) Field Battery
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A history of the 64th Field Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery, from its origins as The Yorkton Regiment to its role in the War on Terror. The book places the battery in historical context, examining... More > the development of artillery during the First World War, and the expansion of the military in Saskatchewan. The book contains over 150 photographs (most from private collections) and depicting uniforms, vehicles and insignia of the unit. "This attractive publication may well be described as two books in one. While it would obviously appeal to the residents of this Saskatchewan community...in a larger sense Yorkton's Gunners provides interesting and informative insight into the development of field artillery in Canada and the challenges faced by the Militia since the end of the First World War. For those readers who enjoyed George Blackburn's classic accounts of his experience as an artillery officer in Normandy and beyond, I would recommend this book as a worthy adjunct." (Les Peate, Esprit de Corps Magazine)< Less
To His Loving Mother
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In 1953, Donald Noble left Newfoundland for Europe, as part of the Second Regiment of the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. In an age before instant messaging, Donald kept in touch with his family... More > back home in the old-fashioned way - handwritten letters sent through the mail.
Over a two-year period, Donald sent forty-five letters back home to his mother in Newfoundland. The letters recount his experiences in the military life, his adventures in travelling around Europe, and his ponderings over the things he missed from back home.
Here the letters have been collected and combined with over fifty photographs from that era, many taken by Donald himself on his travels, while other photos were taken by family back home and sent to him in Europe, giving him glimpses of his home so far away.< Less