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as of Wed, May 29, 2002

Reunion with Farmer!
Read about Alan Robertson's reunions in 2002 (on both sides of the Atlantic), with one of the key people in his book -- Farmer.

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Dear Mr. Robertson...
As part of their Remembrance Day studies, Alan Robertson spoke to a grade 7 class in Vancouver. Read excerpts from the children's letters after that talk.

ABOUT THE BOOK

It's the story of a young man involved in the great struggle that became known as World War II, of his great enthusiasm for flying, and of his loss of innocence without doubting the cause he embraced.

This is not a story of heroics, but rather a telling of the day-to-day events that are typical of the youth of his generation, and of how they persevered through seven long years of a war that was, without doubt, the last of its kind.
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Foreword from the book

"IN THE PAST SIXTY YEARS many books have been published based upon the lives of those who, like myself, were profoundly affected by their experiences in World War II. So many, in fact, that one might ask oneself the question, why another?

My oldest son, Clive, was bom six months after the war in Europe was over, and has no direct experience of the way in which our generation's responses to the war were conditioned by circumstances almost beyond our control, yet it is very much through his persistent urging that this book has been written. It is for this reason that I have dedicated it to my children.

I do this not with any high moral or philosophical aim that it will sway their judgement one way or another about the efficacy or futility of all wars, but merely to share with them, and the generations that follow them, how one individual in their family attempted to cope with the social upheaval that resulted from what some military historians refer to as The Last Great War."

- Alan Robertson
Vancouver, 2000