Monday, November 14, 2016

Book For Sale re Combined Operations, WW2

"DAD, WELL DONE" by Gordon Douglas Harrison


My dad liked to write things down, and I am very glad he did. On this blogsite I have listed several chapters of his memoirs and quote from his memoirs and other stories often.

Now there is a book available (135 pages) that contains his memoirs - left to me in his own hand-writing - and the newspaper articles he wrote for his hometown paper (Norwich Gazette), plus newspaper interviews in which he is quoted, and his submissions to other printed works (e.g., as found in St. Nazaire to Singapore: Canada's Amphibious War 1941 - 1945.

In it the reader will travel with Doug Harrison to training sites in Canada (Hamilton, Halifax) and abroad, both in England and Scotland. Eye-witness accounts are provided about his training for the Dieppe Raid and subsequent participation in the invasions of North Africa, Sicily and Italy. He is also one Canadian who writes about his adventures at a Combined Operations training centre in Canada, at Comox, Vancouver Island, where he trained Zombies in Navy cutters, amongst other things.

I originally compiled memoirs and other stories into book form in 2011 for my family. Others showed an interest so a second printing was recently completed for broader readership. If interested in Canadian stories re participation in the Combined Operations organization during WW2, you are more than welcome to contact me.

Cost in Canada - $22 CAN (includes shipping charge by Royal Mail)
Cost Elsewhere - $12 US plus shipping (contact editor for details)

Contact - Editor, Gord Harrison
Email - gharrison18@rogers.com
Mail - 49 Cathcart Street,
London, ONTARIO, Canada
N6C 3L8

Readers can also contact me via this blogsite, in the Comments below.

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