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The Battlefields Today

Touring the Canadian battlefields is not yet the big business that touring Second World War battlefields has become, but Norman Christie has produced a number of battlefield guides that both summarize the actions and lead the visitor to important Canadian sites. CEF Books, Nepean, Ontario, has published second editions of all of Christie's battlefield tours previously published by Bunker to Bunker Books. Any tourist going overseas to visit the battlefields will also want to be familiar with the memorials and vast cemeteries maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Christie, N.M. -- The Canadians at Amiens, August 8th to 16th, 1918 : a social history and battlefield tour. -- Ottawa : CEF Books, 1999. -- 90 p. -- (For King and Empire, v. 7)

____. -- The Canadians at Arras and the Drocourt-Queant Line, August-September 1918 : a social history and battlefield tour. -- Nepean, Ont. : CEF Books, 1997. -- 90 p. -- (For King and Empire, v. 5)

____. -- The Canadians at Cambrai and the Canal du Nord, September-October, 1918 : a social history and battlefield tour. -- Nepean, Ont. : CEF Books, 1997. -- 90 p. -- (For King and Empire, v. 6)

____. -- The Canadians at Mount Sorrel, June 2nd-14th, 1916 : a social history and battlefield tour. -- Ottawa : CEF Books, 2000. -- 98 p. -- (For King and Empire, v. 8)

____. -- The Canadians at Passchendaele, October to November 1917 : a social history and battlefield tour. -- Edited by S. Hickman. -- Winnipeg : Bunker to Bunker Books, 1996. -- 81 p. -- (For King and Empire, v. 4)

* ____. -- The Canadians at Vimy, April 1917, Arleux, April 28, 1917, Fresnoy, May 3, 1917 : a social history and battlefield tour. -- Edited by S. Hickman. -- Winnipeg : Bunker to Bunker Books, 1996. -- 100 p. -- (For King and Empire, v. 3). -- Also published in French under the title: Les Canadiens à Vimy, avril 1917, Arleux, 28 avril 1917, Fresnoy, 3 mai 1917

____. -- The Canadians in the Second Battle of Ypres, April 22 to 26, 1915 : a social history and battlefield tour. -- Edited by S. Hickman. -- Winnipeg : Bunker to Bunker Books, 1996. -- 86 p. -- (For King and Empire, v. 1)

____. -- The Canadians on the Somme, September to November, 1916 : a social history and battlefield tour. -- Edited by S. Hickman. -- Winnipeg : Bunker to Bunker Books, 1996. -- 90 p. -- (For King and Empire, v. 2)

O'Shea, Stephen. -- Back to the Front : an accidental historian walks the trenches of World War I. -- Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, 1996. -- 205 p.

  • A Canadian tours the whole of the Western Front.

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