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Vol. 10 – The Newfoundlanders In The Great War


For King & Empire, Vol. 10 (2003)

Newfoundland was not part of Canada in the Great War. Her soldiers served in the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in the British Army. They fought in every major battle, and were often caught in poorly planned attacks and that resulted in terrible casualties. They were Soldiers of Misfortune. In two battles on the Somme in 1916, Beaumont-Hamel and Guedecourt, they were wiped out. Twice in 1917, at Monchy and Masinieres the Regiment was decimated . This volume covers the five battlefields on which the Newfoundland Government erected the unique Caribou Monument; Beaumont-Hamel, Guedecourt, Monchy, Masinieres and Courtrai.

This volume includes an historical Overview of the five Battles; five Battlefield Tours; a list of 23 Cemeteries and memorials where the Canadians killed in Battles are commemorated or buried. There is a special section on the planning and building of the classic Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial Park and the two men, Tom Nangle and Rudy Cochius, that made it happen. Profusely illustrated with maps, photos, biographies and drawings.