Goodreads: Conflict: Canadians in WW1
Author: Eric Halpenny
Published: 9th April 2018 (BookBaby)
Source: Copy from Author
Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)
Official Summary: “The Canadian army was widely viewed to be one of the finest fighting forces in WWI, acclaimed by friend and foe alike. However, historical figures and newspaper articles do little to illuminate the true nature of war. For that, one must see through the eyes of those that fought the war. One must stand in their shoes, sleep with their dreams, and shudder at their fears. This venture into the fictional lives of John and Greg attempts to offer that experience. Bound by friendship, these young warriors embark on a journey of trial and tragedy in Conflict, a 20th Century historical fiction. They face death, loss, and grief as compatriots fall in battle and hopes of glory die with them.” – Goodreads
Review: This short story is very much to the point, it had to be with so few pages. I found it very interesting and at the same time horrible. You can never forget the amount of stuff they all went through during that really dark time. The interesting part is I never knew Canadians were viewed that way back then. I didn’t realize they had that high an impact and joined so early on in the war.
The short snippets at the start of the new sections were a nice touch and added that extra bit of history into the story. You could tell the Author wanted to tell the story right, no added drama, just a story that told some of the truth of what happened back then.
(Disclaimer: I received a free copy from the Author. Does not affect my review.)