The Two Jacks : The Amazing Adventures of Major Jack M. Veness and Major Jack L. Fairweather. Second Printing

By: BIRD, Will R. VENESS, Jack M. FAIRWEATHER, Jack L.

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BIRD, Will R. The Two Jacks : The Amazing Adventures of Major Jack M. Veness and Major Jack L. Fairweather. Toronto : The Ryerson Press, (November, 1954). Second Printing. Pp (4),v-ix,(1),1-209,(5) + 12 pages of b&w photos. 8vo (149 x 220 mm), blue cloth, with gilt lettering to spine.

William Richard Bird (b. May 11, 1891, East Mapleton, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia - d.January 28, 1984, Sackville, New Brunswick).

Watters p.466, Rhodenizer pp.669 and 696, Laugher p.38.

"'So they went back to civilian life and joined hundreds of others in college classes, sank their identity and relegated memories of prison camps and prison trains, Maquis expeditions and North Nova battles, Captain Le Coz and the volatile Mimi, to the realm of things forgotten.'

Thus ends the thrilling account of the almost incredible adventures of two Canadians - Jack Fairweather and Jack Veness - who enlisted about the same time, met in England, and were both sent as lieutenants to the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. From then on they were almost 'twins', though serving in different companies. Both were in the action on D Day, and after some thrilling fighting they were taken prizoner. The story of their experiences as prionsers, their escape to the French Underground, and their fast-moving, breath-taking 'expeditions' with the cruel Captain Le Coz, makes fascinating reading." - from the dustjacket [NB : The jacket is not present with this copy].

Prologue.
1. Caught in the Trap;
2. Terror on the Road;
3. Nazi Prison Camp;
4. In the Box Car;
5. Escape;
6. The Maquis Lend a Hand;
7. In the Steeple;
8. Captain Le Coz;
9. The Maquis Move Camp;
10. Diphtheria!;
11. "Expeditions";
12. The Germans Close In;
13. Le Coz Liberates Loches;
14. Trouble at the Roadblocks;
15. Battle and Flight;
16. The Secret Airfield;
17. Back in the Army.
Epilogue.

Name, light wear to spine ends, else very good. 35.00

Title: The Two Jacks : The Amazing Adventures of Major Jack M. Veness and Major Jack L. Fairweather. Second Printing

Author Name: BIRD, Will R. VENESS, Jack M. FAIRWEATHER, Jack L.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Ryerson Press, 1954,: 1954

Seller ID: 4462

Keywords: NOVA SCOTIA NEW BRUNSWICK MILITARY WW2 SOLDIERS FRENCH RESISTANCE CANADA CANADIAN MAQUIS ARMY WAR HISTORY,