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Shot at Dawn: World War I, Allan McBride, France, 1917 (I Am Canada) by John Wilson Online



Shot at Dawn: World War I, Allan McBride, France, 1917 (I Am Canada)

Shot at Dawn: World War I, Allan McBride, France, 1917 (I Am Canada)

  • Title: Shot at Dawn: World War I, Allan McBride, France, 1917 (I Am Canada)
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  • ISBN : 9780545985956
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 201 pages


Sentenced to death for abandoning his unit, a soldier recounts the events leading up to his arrest The reality of trench warfare is a shock to Allan McBride Like many other young soldiers, he enthusiastically signed up for the chance to join the war effort and be a part of the fighting But after months in the ravaged battlefields, watching men, including his friend Ken, Sentenced to death for abandoning his unit, a soldier recounts the events leading up to his arrest The reality of trench warfare is a shock to Allan McBride Like many other young soldiers, he enthusiastically signed up for the chance to join the war effort and be a part of the fighting But after months in the ravaged battlefields, watching men, including his friend Ken, get blown up by German shelling, something in Allan snaps and he leaves his unit, believing he is walking home to Canada to get help for his friend After nearly a week of wandering aimlessly, Allan is taken in by a band of real deserters men who have abandoned their units and live on the edge of survival in the woods of northern France Once Allan realizes what he s done, he is paralyzed by the reality of his circumstance if he stays with these men, it s possible they will be found and have to face the consequences and if he returns to his unit, he will be charged with desertion a charge punishable by death In this outstanding new title in the I Am Canada series, acclaimed author John Wilson explores life in the horrific trenches of WWI and the effect of battle on a shell shocked soldier


Author John Wilson




Shot at Dawn: World War I, Allan McBride, France, 1917 (I Am Canada) Reviews (16)

  • it is really good it keeps you on your toes and has a lot of things in it that will make you think about what people did when they went to fight and what this man did and his experience.He also explains as best he can about what it is like to lose a friends. [..]

  • Definitely one of the better books in this series Allan s leadup to him slowly breaking down inside and outside was very well done Sommerfield although a villain did have a point and his intentions were understandable but with poor morals Good read that isn t afraid to show the horrors of war. [..]

  • The book Shot at Dawn is about what it s like to be a footsoldier during WWI World War 1 The book starts out in a vague way but clears up after It tells you about the war, what it is like in and outside the war and when you desert your squadron The book makes the reader feel that they know what the [..]

  • Reason for Reading I am reading this series plus I enjoy this author.Having read this author before I knew this would not be a book for young children John Wilson writes war stories that are gripping, horrific and page turning He describes the death in graphic detail which is not for the faint of he [..]

  • Seventeen year old Allan McBride enlists in the Canadian army during World War I following in the footsteps of his best friend and hero Ken Harrison, who is four years older and has already been in the army for a few years and has been made an officer When Allan arrives in France he is shocked that [..]

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