31 Mar CEFBooks enjoys a major milestone
YES IT’S TRUE!
Believe it or not CEF BOOKS is celebrating it’s 20th Anniversary. For those who remember the first Editions in 1996 I am sorry but we are all getting old! But to celebrate we have included some very interesting news and items in this email. We think that to properly celebrate everyone should buy a book and give it to one another!
1992 JACK KIPLING IDENTIFICATION
Firstly the Jack Kipling identification has been getting a lot of coverage lately. It appears that after ONLY 24 years the doubters have conceded that the original report from 1992 was in fact correct. For those who don’t know I wrote that report when Record Officer of the CWGC in Maidenhead, England. For YOUR EYES ONLY the report is in this email. It’s odd but I am not mentioned in any of these articles, AND no one bothered to contact me (very odd). My feelings are very hurt. If you have any questions please contact me. View the report.
We are working on a 1 hour documentary on THE WOUNDED to be broadcast on TVO and Knowledge networks in the Fall. Shooting starts this month.
MEET NORM – Upcoming events
We have had a busy winter. There were presentations at; The Rooms in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Lindsay Canadian Club, and The Broadway in Saskatoon. All in support of the Recover Our Vimy Heroes campaign. I can now confirm the only universal subject that binds Canadians are Maple Leaf jokes. Very sorry.
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Spaghetti Fundraiser for RECOVER OUR VIMY HEROES
Royal Canadian Legion, 21 Veterans Way, Huntsville, ON. Come out and support this yummy event.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Ottawa Military Heritage Show
Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa. 9 am – 3 pm.
SAVE CANADIAN HISTORY; BUY A BOOK!
Please remember to check out our RARE & USED BOOK LIST. We have picked up a limited quantity of two very interesting books.
THE FIRST WORLD WAR AS I SAW IT
by Percy Leland Kingsley. Privately Published, 2013; SB; 8.5 x 11; 252 pg. Memoir written by original member of the 5th Battalion, Saskatchewan. Profusely illustrated, very detailed account, and well very put-together. This is a very, very good book. A really fresh addition to CEF history. $45.
THE FIRST FIVE HUNDRED OF THE NEWFOUNDLAND REGIMENT IN GALLIPOLI AND ON THE WESTERN FRONT
1914-18 by Richard Cramm. Boulder Publications, 2015. SB; 8×10; 315 pg.
An excellent reprint the very rare and very expensive original from 1921. Illustrated with 100s of photos, and a detailed narrative of the fighting, 1915-18 undertaken by the ill-fated Royal Newfoundland Regiment. Excellent book. $40.
October 14 – 22, 2016; 1 seat left.
April 28 – May 6, 2017; 4 seats left
July 21 – 29, 2017; 5 seats left
October 20 – 28, 2017; 3 seats left
BIG WWI / WWII BUS TOUR
September 14 – 26, 2016
September 12 – 24, 2017.
For a big tour, please contact Angela at Marlin Travel, 1-888-225-3287, for availability, or go to our Tours Info page for more information.
RECOVER OUR VIMY HEROES FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
The search for CA40 continues. We have started our on-site investigation, and will release results on our findings shortly. This will be a challenging process and your support is more important than ever. We can make this happen. We have have expanded our search to uncover the entrances to Zivy Cave. The cave was used by the 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade HQ, 21st Battalion, among others on April 9, 1917. It could hold 2000 men and has been covered over since 1919!
Please help support our campaign! more information