The Land Our Fathers Saw reveals the Hagell Heritage Collection held by the Galt Museum and Archives in the City of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. In 1960, upon the request of the Lethbridge Historical Society, the City purchased the collection from Hagell to illustrate the prairie conditions of the settlers who homesteaded in southern Alberta in the early 1900s. It is the third book in a series of three which has been written by the author about the southern Alberta artist. Hagell's art is in the western tradition of Fredric Remington and Charles Russell. The 68 ink and crayon drawings present his view of the prairie landscape from the 1800s to the 1950s.
VOLUME 7 OF THE BEST SELLING 'THE THINGS OUR FATHERS SAW' SERIES From the Great Depression to Pearl Harbor, from high school to the combat zone, from boot camp to the end of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan, here are more of the stories that we can't afford not to hear, from a vanishing generation speaking to America today. In 'Across The Rhine', you will begin to liberate a continent with our veterans as they scale the cliffs at Pointe Du Hoc overlooking Omaha Beach. You will jump with the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment to capture bridgeheads in the Netherlands, and re-group to slug it out in the freezing Ardennes Forest in the winter of 1944-45. The mission will then push you over the Siegfried Line and all the way to Germany's most formidable western natural defense, the swift and swollen quarter-mile wide Rhine River. As spring 1945 arrives, you will be with our GIs as they arrive at the gates of Dachau and have their very souls shaken as they become eyewitnesses to the greatest crime in the history of the world-the Holocaust; the Nuremberg War Crimes trials will then bring you face to face with the architects of terror, the most notorious war criminals of the twentieth century. In 'Across The Rhine', our veterans sit down and speak to you directly about what they experienced. World War II brought out the worst in humanity, but it also brought out the best; in these narratives you will draw your own lessons. Here are the stories that a special generation of Americans told us for the future when we took the time to be still, to listen, and to draw strength. "This book should be a must-read in every high school in America. It is a very poignant look back at our greatest generation; maybe it will inspire the next one."
The acclaimed oral history of World War II in the Pacific. Over thirty survivors who fought from Pearl Harbor to the surrender at Tokyo Bay give firsthand accounts of combat and brotherhood, of captivity and redemption, and the aftermath of a war that left no American community unscathed. Includes maps, photos, and never before seen portraits.