Quantity: 1 available
BIRD, Will R. The Two Jacks : The Amazing Adventures of Major Jack M. Veness and Major Jack L. Fairweather.Toronto : The Ryerson Press, (1954). First Printing. "Printed and bound by The Ryerson Press, Toronto". Pp (4),v-ix,(1),1-209,(5) + 12 pages of b&w photos. 8vo (149 x 221 mm), bluish-green cloth, with gilt lettering to spine.
Watters p.466, Rhodenizer pp.669, 696, Laugher p.38.
William Richard Bird, Litt.D. (b. May 11, 1891, East Mapleton, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia - d.January 28, 1984, Sackville, New Brunswick).
"'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 prisoner. The story of their experiences as prisoners, their escape to the French Underground, and their fast-moving, breath-taking 'expeditions' with the cruel Captain Le Coz, makes fascinating reading."
1. Caught in the Trap;
2. Terror on the Road;
3. Nazi Prison Camp;
4. In the Box Car;
6. The Maquis Lend a Hand;
7. In the Steeple;
8. Captain Le Coz;
9. The Maquis Move Camp;
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.
Very good, tight & clean. Signed, without inscription, by Bird. 100.00
Title: The Two Jacks : The Amazing Adventures of Major Jack M. Veness and Major Jack L. Fairweather. First Edition, Signed.
Location Published: Ryerson Press: 1954
Seller ID: 117412
Keywords: nova scotia military wwii canada new brunswick ww2 soldiers french resistance canadian maquis army war history