Bibliography

 
  • Les Allison, They Shall Grow Not Old, Brandon MB 1992 – mini bios of Canadian fliers in WWII
  • Gordon Brown and Terry Copp, Look to Your Front, Waterloo ON 2001 – history of the Regina Rifles
  • G.B.Buchanan, The March of the Prairie Men, Weyburn SK – history of the South Saskatchewan Regiment
  • Doug Chisholm, Their Names Live On, Regina SK 2001 – a detailes look at 90+ Saskatchewan WWII casualties and the lakes in the north that have been named for them – Doug is a bush pilot formerly from La Ronge who has photographed thousands of geo-memorials across the north and installed hundreds of plaques at Saskatchewan geo-memorial sites – he has made an extraordinary contribution to SVWM
  • Carl A. Christie and Fred Hatch, Ocean Bridge: The History of RAF Ferry Command, Toronto ON 1995
  • Tim Cook, At the Sharp End (2007) and Shock Troops (2008) are by far the best concise history of the Canadian Corps in WWI – also an eminently good read is his The Madman and the Butcher: The Sensational Wars of Sam Hughes and General Arthur Currie.
  • Fred Gaffen, Forgotten Soldiers, Penticton BC 1985 – an account of first nations soldiers who served despite their treaty right to exclusion from a draft
  • B. Kirkbride Hill, The Price for Freedom I and II, Toronto ON 1943 and 1944 – a compilation of newspaper obituaries of WWII casualties
  • Holm and Buchner, eds., A Place of Honour, Winnipeg MB 2003 – a compilation of the geo-memorials that Manitoba has devoted to its WWII casualties
  • Ross Innes, Above Where Eagles Soar, Battleford SK 1995 – a history of war casualties from northwestern Saskatchewan
  • David G. Marshall, Stained Glass Name: A Dedication of Remembrance, Regina SK 2002 – detailed stories of the congregants of 1st Presbyterian church at Regina who lost their lives in WWII and Korea
  • Fraser McKee and Robert Darlington, The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-45, St. Catharines ON 1996
  • Stewart A.G. Mein, Up the Johns! North Battleford SK 1992 – a history of the Regina Rifles
  • Jenni Morton, A Prairie Town [Dilke] Goes to War, Shelburne ON 2003
  • Beth Parsons, Till We Meet Again 1939-45: Family and Friends Remember, Yorkton 2005 – Beth moved from Edmonton to Melville early in the early 2000s and decided to take on a project to honour Saskatchewan casualties in celebration of the Saskatchewan centennial – she worked very hard in collaboraton with the author and Doug Chisholm in the production of Age Shall Not Weary Them: Saskatchewan Remembers its War Dead (2005) – her own book contains detailed biographies of 700 or so WWII casualties from Saskatchewan
  • Mark Zuehlke has so far written 10 books on the history of the Canadian Corps in WWII, beginning with Tragedy at Dieppe (2012).  All are highly recommended.
  • Canadian Jews in World War II, Canadian Jewish Congress 1948
  • Courage & Service awards – a computer disc containing details on all of the awards for bravery received by Canadians in WWII
  • Korea Veterans Assn. of Canada Memorial Book, Toronto ON 1997
  • Lest We Forget: Battleford and District Veterans, North Battleford SK 1999
  • Veterans of Icelandic Descent, Winnipeg MB 1990

 

  • Nutana branch clipping file – In the mid1990s, the Canada Remembers project attempted to keep war casualties names before the public. The Star Phoenix ran a series commemorating Saskatchewan casualties by date, roughly in remembrance of the 50th anniversaries of their deaths, and based on their wartime obituaries in the paper. The project was a labour of love for Al Cox, veteran, former teacher and Legion stalwart. The Nutana branch of the Legion made photocopies of all the columns and assembled them into a 3-ring binder. This was shared with the author by Jim Matheos of the Nutana branch, and led me to the names of many Saskatchewan boys that might not otherwise have been identified.

 

  • Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM), Veterans Affairs Canada http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/collections/virtualmemhttp://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/collections/virtualmem
  • Soldiers of the First World War, Library & Archives Canada’s site which displays WWI attestation papers – http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/cef/001042-100.01-e.php
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) http://www.cwgc.org/
  • American Battlefields Monuments Commission http://www.abmc.gov/home.php
  • many regimental websites, etc., etc.
  • I continue to be grateful for the input of hundreds of interested people from around the world who submit updates to SVWM

  2 Responses to “Bibliography”

  1. I had the privilege of meeting Beth Parsons and her husband in early June, 2016. I was able to view her passion filled book, Till We Meet Again 1939-45. All I can say is WOW! There are so many faces, stories, memories in this compilation, that one would need a few weeks to read it through. When you read the story of the how and why she wrote this book, you can’t help but admire the time she took to ensure the person who gave their all was recorded as accurately as possible.

    I am trying to convince her to try and digitize this book. There are very few copies out there, so if you are holding one, you have a gem.

  2. I worked with Beth more than a decade ago when she was drafting ‘Till We Meet Again”

    I would like to re-connect with her on another project but my email contact for her does not work.

    Could you help me re-establish contact?

    Thank-you

    Ken Holmes
    Canadian Military Engineers Historian
    Ottawa