Two Generals

Two Generals

Graphic Novel - 2011 | Emblem edition
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A poignant graphic memoir that tells the story of World War II from an Everyman's perspective. In March of 1943, Scott Chantler's grandfather, Law Chantler, shipped out across the Atlantic for active service with the Highland Light Infantry of Canada, along with his best friend, Jack, a fellow officer. Not long afterward, they would find themselves making a rocky crossing of the English Channel, about to take part in one of the most pivotal and treacherous military operations of World War II: the Allied invasion of Normandy. Two Generals tells the story of what happened there through the eyes of these two young men -- not the celebrated military commanders or politicians we often hear about, but everyday heroes who risked their lives for the Allied cause.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 2011
Edition: Emblem edition
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9780771019593
0771019599
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 137 pages : chiefly color illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: 2 generals

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mammothhawk229e
Jun 08, 2017

Gritty bittersweet book with ironic title & a haunting ending.

CatherineG_1 Oct 24, 2014

A beautifully done graphic novel about two Canadian officers who were at the Battle of Normandy. Told from the perspective of the granddaughter of one of the soldiers. A White Pine selection!

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Tn800
Apr 11, 2013

wow, this book is great.

WhitePineVP May 04, 2012

Sad story, but still a good book.

rosecolourwitch Apr 04, 2012

it was a good book

SCornelisse Dec 05, 2011

This was a very quick read that would appeal to the graphic novel enthusiasts. It touches on the realities of World War II, and the fragility of life. A memorable tribute to the author's grandfather and the Highland Light Infantry of Canada.

bibliophile80 Nov 17, 2011

Really enjoyed this one!

If I were a cartoonist, this is the style I would emulate. Not only that, but the story recounts of a man gone to war with his friend and tells fo the times battle was downright gritty and gruesome.

Based on true events.

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amderdog
Jul 05, 2011

I enjoyed reading a war story in a different format than I usually do and found the small parts of humour a good addition. The comment on page 45 "some vetrans of the HLI curse them to this day" shows that not everyone died, and people live on.

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redwallflower
Mar 18, 2011

This is a memoir in a graphic novel format. To start, the presentation of the book hooks you before you even open the cover, with the red panels and the elastic binding it all together. The illustrations inside are great and the story, with it's Canadian perspective, is one that stays with you.

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