New PDF release: A Keen Soldier: The Execution of Second World War Private

By Andrew Clark

ISBN-10: 067697354X

ISBN-13: 9780676973549

ISBN-10: 0676973558

ISBN-13: 9780676973556

while award-winning journalist Andrew Clark came upon the dossier on Harold Joseph Pringle, he exposed a Canadian tragedy that had lain buried for 50 years. This impressive tale of the final soldier to be completed by means of the Canadian army -- most probably wrongfully -- provides existence to the forgotten casualties of battle and brings their honour domestic at last.

Harold Pringle used to be underage whilst the second one international warfare broke out, wanting to go away quiet Flinton, Ontario, to serve by means of his father’s facet. yet few who volunteered to struggle “the stable struggle” learned what horror lay forward; quickly Pringle chanced on himself in Italy, battling at the bloody “Hitler Line,” the place two-thirds of his corporation have been killed. Shell-shocked, he launched into a sad, ultimate path that culminated in a suspect homicide conviction.

His charm was once reviewed through the top degrees of presidency, correct as much as leading minister King. yet deepest Pringle used to be placed to loss of life -- the one soldier the Canadians finished within the complete of the second one global conflict. His personal countrymen conducted the orders, forbidden to head domestic ahead of finishing this final ugly project, even if the warfare had ended. The Pringle dossier used to be closed and stayed that manner for 50 years -- till Andrew Clark exposed it and started a two-year research on Pringle’s lifestyles within the army.

A willing Soldier is a true-life army detective tale that exhibits one other aspect of what many think of our proudest army crusade. Andrew Clark examines the fallout of a difficulty that disfigured our nationwide sense of right and wrong and keeps to elevate questions about the ethics of battle. And he does so with eloquence and a deep compassion, not just for his topic yet for all wartime infantrymen -- even the boys who carried out Pringle and the officer who gave the order to fire.

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