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One year on the Western Front through the eyes of a First World War Canadian infantry platoon. More
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About P. L. Wytka

I was born and raised in Toronto, studied English and History at Trent University, and Education at Queen's. I spent nearly a decade in the Canadian Forces Primary Reserve, finishing my career with The Royal Regiment of Canada as a humble "Coroporal" according to my discharge certificate. I pay my bills slogging it out for a charity. For fun, I collect military antiques, restore furniture, and drink a lot of beer.

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About the Series: Third Battalion Trilogy
Four years on the Western Front through the eyes of a First World War Canadian infantry platoon.

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Dturnerb reviewed on March 30, 2018

Wytka captures the time as only someone deeply knowledgeable and passion ate about Canadian War History can. Would recommend for any current serving military personnel or Canadian history buffs keen to learn about the trials and battles of their dead forefathers. Very much looking forward to the next two in the series.
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Dai Alanye reviewed on Nov. 8, 2015

A superior fictional memoir covering one year of a Canadian battalion in the First World War—the Great War as it was called until a greater one came along. Primarily concerned with the members of one Section (or Squad, as we might now call it) and the "originals"—those who were "bombproof" and managed to come through alive. With many flash-forwards to the later life of one man.

As seemingly realistic as fiction can be, I only noticed one important missing element, the louse patrols and a few other personal problems of men who are unable to be clean in a time when DDT had yet to be invented.

I'm surprised this hasn't made it to a conventional publisher. Heaven knows many a worse book is available from them.
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