28 November 2009

New biography of Paul Triquet, VC

Bruce Deachman, over at The Ottawa Citizen, has published a piece on Paul Triquet, Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross for valour in Italy during the Second World War. In addition to detailing some of Triquet's story, Deachman's piece discusses John MacFarlane's new biography of Triquet, entitled Triquet's Cross: A Study of Military Heroism.

The book is a very interesting read and is certainly a different take on honours and awards and the life of a Canadian soldier.

(In the interests of full disclosure, John MacFarlane is a colleague of mine at the Directorate of History and Heritage, Department of National Defence).

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