"Sixty years ago they held a war for us. After it was over, the generals wrote their books in which our heroes' exploits were well documented. But most of the rest of us just went about the business of becoming civilians.";

Gordon Bell edited We Went Where They Sent Us And Did As We Were Told (Most Of The Time) (Oolichan Books, 2003 $39.95), a collective memoir of World War II, in affiliation with the Royal Canadian Legion. The collection re-emphasizes the meaning of Remembrance Day. The stories are written by both veterans and those with strong connections to the War. The book chronicles multi-dimensional experiences of men and women serving in the army, air force, navy and merchant fleet, and of homemakers and children (on both sides of the conflict). 0-88982-194-1

[BCBW 2003] "War"