When the great red dawn is shining : Howard L. Morry's memoirs of life in the Newfoundland Regiment

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Published 2014
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Summary:

On their march towards the Somme, and Beaumont Hamel, the young men of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment raised their voices to sing "When the Great Red Dawn is Shining," a song about returning home to the people they love. Howard Morry was one of the young men who managed to make it back. And now, one hundred years after the events that changed his life, we hear Morry's voice, in these pages, rising from the silence to recount his days with the famed Regiment. In memoirs expertly selected and contextualized by Christopher Morry, When the Great Red Dawn Is Shining offers a rare first-hand account of life on the front lines as told by a soldier preserving his memories for generations to come--Provided by publisher.

ISBN:
9781550815634
1550815636
Description:
xxvii, 209 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Other Title:
Howard L. Morry's memoirs of life in the Newfoundland Regiment
Notes:
Canadiana.
Contents:
Beginnings - -Howard Leopold Morry's Youth
Last years at home
Early training (and counting) in Edinburgh
Training at Stobs Camp
The RNR and ANZACs in Egypt
The Dardanelles Campaign and Gallipoli
Cape Hellas evacuation
Back in Egypt
France
Preparation for the July drive
The Battle of Beaumont Hamel
Aftermath of the battle: Reforming the regiment and on the Ypres
Blighty and the return home
Postscript.
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