'Carry the word to m Sisters -- To the Queens of the East and the South. I have proven my faith in the Heritage By more than the word of the mouth. They that are wise may follow Ere the world's war-trumpet bows; But I -- I am first in the battle,' Said our Lady of the Snows. Kipling [Canada in Flanders]
To the bewildered youths -- British, Australian, Canadian, and German -- who were killed in that wood a few miles beyond Amiens on August 8th, 1918, I DEDICATE THIS BOOK [Generals Die in Bed]
To the Officers and Men now serving in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Flanders; and to the memories of those who have fallen, I DEDICATE THIS LITTLE BOOK [Canada in Flanders]
It is after midnight on payday. [Generals Die in Bed]
War came upon us without warning, like a thunderbolt from a clear sky. [Canada in Flanders]
These two books, together for the first time in this beautiful edition, document Canada's involvement in World War I. Generals Die in Bed was written by Canadian writer and journalist, Charles Yale Harrison (1898-1954). Canada in Flanders was written by Sir William Maxwell Aitken (1879-1964).