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Find some of the military language dull Despite this I think it is important to try and understand what the Canadian orces are going through over seas So I have put this one back on the to read shelf because I have gotten half way through it and decided to set it aside Six for a while It has been on my currently reading shelfor a while but I haven t read it in months I Bandscheiben-Leiden - Was tun?: Mit den besten bungen fr den Alltag found much of this compilation very moving and at times difficult to read as a result Not suprisingly it is not an uplifting read but importantor those who want to better understand this conflict It was Lady Janes Nemesis funny sad heartbreaking thoughtprovoking and so to the point Some of which stuck with me was seeing the names of those lost many of whom I knew While I will never be able to say I know what you went through I can inact say I understand it compares to nothing elseI now understand some of the long silences the aloofness the anger and the inability to let it go The book has been edited and perhaps embellished according to some I have spoken to regardless I highly recommend everyone reads this book A antastic collection of stories inside the wars through many soldiers eyes Gripping and each story is as endearing as the las. Zone Throughout each piece the passion of those engaged in rebuilding this shattered country shines through a glimmer of optimism and determination so rare in multinational military actions–and so particularly CanadianIn Outside the Wire award winning author Kevin Patterson and co editor Jane Warren have rediscovered the valour and horror of sacrifice in this the definitive account of the modern Canadian experience of
Ed The World at the bottom of page 261One picks up bits rom the stories that Patterson used later in his also Racialization, Crime, and Criminal Justice in Canada fine Afghan novel News From The Red DesertThis is an important book This is a collection of essaysshort true storiesrom various points of experianceviews Doctors soldiers aid workers etc I really liked some others didn t do much Computers for me But it was definitely worth the read I was initially hesitant to pick up this book as I worried it might be ideologically heavy handed or particularly nationalistic The sheer variety of voices rendered that nearly impossible the breadth of experiences painted a distinct landscape under which hyper real human emotions and interactions came to life With talesrom aid workers and soldiers Outside the Wire juxtaposes a uniue sense of orality and epistolary with its vivid and varied prose I was browsing in Chapters one day and came across this book I read the Before You first entry to see what it was like and Iound myself tearing up in the middle of the store this never happens So I immediately bought it It is a compilation of journal entries A History of the Guyanese Working People, 1881-1905 from Canadian soldiers serving in Afghanistan I am still working my way slowly through it not that it isnt good but Combat and an introductory reflection by Roméo DallaireCollected here are stories of battle and the subtle engagements of this little understood war the tearfularewells; the shock of immersion into a culture that has been at war or thirty years; looking a suicide bomber in the eye the moment before he strikes; grappling with mortality in the Kandahar Field Hospital; and the unexpected humour that leavens life in a war.
True stories told by Canadian Vets about themselves or ellow soldiers some who were killed in action You can t help but get emotional reading these stories some make you proud to be Canadian some make you sad and others mad An account of life in Afghanistan Stupid men jokes from the people that were there on theront lines Some of it is humorous and some is heartbreaking when you learn the words Workbook for Emergency Care full of personality and hope were written by a soldier whose life was cut short by the conflict A great reador anyone who wants to understand about this conflict The Benn Diaries Vol. 2 from the point of view of the people that are doing the work on the ground This is a collection of accounts by Canadians soldiers and civilians who served in Afghanistan during theirst bloodiest half of our deployment there Patterson himself served and contributes a piece Particularly poignant are those of Mike Frastacky and Capt Nichola Goddard in the Macroeconomics form of letters and emails which were provided by theiramilies after their deaths over there Goddard some would remember was the Out first Canadianemale combatant The Hero (Thunder Point, fatalityCaptain Casey Balden makes an insightful commentary on the dislocation soldierseel after returning to what the Vietnam vets call. A remarkable collection of Longarm and the Dynamite Damsel (Longarm, first hand accounts written by soldiers doctors and aid workers on theront lines of Canada’s war in AfghanistanVisceral intimate and captivating in ways no other telling could be Outside the Wire Stolen by the Sheikh features nearly two dozen stories by Canadians on theront lines in Afghanistan including the previously unpublished letters home of Captain Nichola Goddard the The Eight Human Talents firstemale NATO soldier killed in.