RIPLEY, Donald F.
Title: Home Front : Wartime Life at Camp Aldershot and in Kentville, Nova Scotia. 4th pr
Publisher:  Lancelot, Hantsport, 1992, ISBN:0889995028
Seller ID: 94883
RIPLEY, Donald F. The Home Front : Wartime Life at Camp Aldershot and in Kentville, Nova Scotia. Hantsport : Lancelot, (March 1992). Fourth Printing. Pp (3),4-213,(3) + viii p. of photos. 8vo, illustrated white trade paperback. "This entertaining snapshot of the World War II period looks at life on the Canadian home front. The advent of war radically changed the town of Kentville, Nova Scotia as nearby Camp Aldershot, an advanced infantry training centre, attracted thousands of enlisted men froma wide variety of backgrounds. Here is described the interaction of civilians and soldiers, with portraits of distinguished individuals, many of whom displayed courage and uncommon humanity in difficult moments, such as during the near riot that threatened to destroy the town at the end of the war. Stories are told of the famed Black Watch and West Nova Scotia Regiments; both trials endured in camp and sacrifices made in battle. Amid tales of conflicts with local men, ofromance, heartbreak and sorrow, we see different cultures and customs comi ng together, expanding the experiences of a small, sheltered community." - from the rear cover. Slightly cocked, else very good. 12.50