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War on the Homefront

War on the Homefront

The Farm Diaries of Daniel MacMillan, 1914-1927
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A farmer in the tiny New Brunswick community of Williamsburg, Daniel MacMillan experienced the Great War entirely from the "home front." A fascinating chronicle of wartime life, MacMillan expressed the fear, anxiety and uncertainty as well as the sense of duty and fortitude that characterized the war experience on an individual level, making the tragic four-year event much clearer in diary form than in second-hand reports.

His insider's account of supplying money, men, equipment, and food for the country and the troops documents the often unnoticed sacrifices of rural people in wartime and their post-war struggles to recover. A unique historical document, War on the Home Front encompasses entries written between 1914 and 1927 in which MacMillan describes the hardships of running a farm in the face of acute labour shortages and the anguish of losing friends and neighbours in battle.

Author: Daniel MacMillan
Editors: Bill Parenteau & Stephen Dutcher
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
Published Date: April 28th, 2006
# of Pages: 112