James Brady War Diary

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Title: James Brady War Diary
Creator: J. P. or James Brady
Subject: Brady, James, War, WW II, Second World War, Army, Canadian
Description: Dave Hutchinson originally compiled this document from James Brady’s original text. The document was to be used towards the production of a Métis veterans’ book. The book, “Remembrances: Interviews With Métis Veterans”, was published by the Gabriel Dumont Institute, but did not incorporate this resource. This diary is very thorough and follows the narrator as a gunner in the Royal Canadian Regiment through the Italian campaign (1943) and the Battle of the Falaise Pocket (summer 1944) and the liberation of Belgium and the Netherlands (through 1944 and 1945). This is the most detailed war diary of a Métis combatant known. Brady, by this time a committed Marxist, comments on politics and the social conditions faced by Europeans as their continent is ravished by war. Transcribed by Joseph Fauchon, from a compilation from Dave Hutchinson from the later 1980s, and edited by Darren R. Préfontaine. This document has been re-transcribed from the original and includes all spelling and grammatical errors.
Publisher: Gabriel Dumont Institute
Date: 1940s
Type: Text Document
Language: English
Date of Copyright: October 19, 2004
Coverage: France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands
GDI Media Location: Brady Papers - VM Final
GDI Media Filename: J.P.Brady.WarDiary.pdf

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Category Brady, James, Papers
Category Veterans, Miscellaneous
Category Veterans and War