Friday, 10 October 2014
Two Recent First World War Publications
Two recent books may of particular interest to blog readers. The first - "Going Over: A Nova Scotian Soldier in World War I" - profiles the war experiences of Titus Mossman, a native of Lunenburg County who enlisted with the 85th Battalion on October 7, 1915 and was one of a handful of "originals" still with the unit when it returned to Nova Scotia on June 8, 1919. Author David Mossman traces his father's story from his family roots to later life.
The second book - "Those Splendid Girls: The Heroic Services of Prince Edward Island Nurses in the Great War" - provides an overview of nursing during the First World War, through the experiences of Island-born nursing sisters serving with the Canadian Army Medical Corps. Two preview chapters are available at the publication's website, Those Splendid Girls. Copies can also be ordered online.
Titus Mossman's story is of interest to any readers seeking an overview of the 85th's history and role in the events of the First World War. Copies are available at local bookstores throughout Nova Scotia.