Books & TV Series DVDs

Keep Canadian history alive!

I, That’s Me


I, That’s Me is the memoir of Major Peter Anderson, DSO & Bar of the 3rd Battalion (Toronto Regiment), Canadian Expeditionary Force. It is Anderson’s unique story of being the first officer-escaper of the Great War (along with many other tales).An original officer in the 9th Battalion from Edmonton, the Danish-born Anderson was one of the original members of the First Canadian Contingent in 1914. His memoir details the confusion of their arrival at Valcartier and follows the men across to England, and finally to the battlefields of France and Flanders.It is near Ypres in 1915 that Anderson sees his first action. His description of the fighting in April 1915 is exceptional. During the gas attack he lead his men again superior odds fighting outside of the village of St. Julien. After heavy fighting the Canadians were overwhelmed and Major Anderson became one of the 1,400 Canadians captured in the battle. Imprisoned in Germany Anderson immediately started to plan his amazing escape with thoroughness and genius. He finally makes his break in October 1915, and within weeks he is back in England, and awarded the DSO.