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Freddy's War

Unlimited Freddy's War - by Judy Schultz Unlimited Freddy's War - by Judy Schultz - Freddy's War, Freddy s War Winner of the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book PrizeIn a young man imagines thrilling battles and heroic acts when he lies about his age and joins the army Assigned to the Winnipeg Gre

  • Title: Freddy's War
  • Author: Judy Schultz
  • ISBN: 9781897142554
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Paperback

Unlimited Freddy's War - by Judy Schultz, Freddy's War, Judy Schultz, Freddy s War Winner of the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book PrizeIn a young man imagines thrilling battles and heroic acts when he lies about his age and joins the army Assigned to the Winnipeg Grenadiers part of the Canadian army in Hong Kong Freddy McKee becomes a prisoner of war six weeks after arriving in Hong Kong Five years pass and Freddy finally returns homeWinner of the

Freddy's War

Unlimited Freddy's War - by Judy Schultz Unlimited Freddy's War - by Judy Schultz - Freddy's War, Freddy s War Winner of the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book PrizeIn a young man imagines thrilling battles and heroic acts when he lies about his age and joins the army Assigned to the Winnipeg Gre Freddy's War

  • Unlimited Freddy's War - by Judy Schultz
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Freddy's War

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  1. This is the sad tale of a young Canadian soldier from his childhood, through his old age Freddy grows up in Edmonton, born on Christmas Day to a mother who died in childbirth Befriended by the older lady, Serena, next door who takes him under her wing, Freddy finds a new life with reading, music and new friends One new friend, Yip, is Serena s gardener and Freddy finds a father figure in him But when Freddy gets in trouble, he lies about his age and joins up in the army.Shipped to Hong Kong, Fre [...]


  2. The novel centres on a young Freddy McKee born in the early 1920 s Glorifying and playing war, as kids do, Freddy was busting to get in on the action when war broke out in Europe in 1939 Being only 15 years old Freddy lies about his age and enlists in the army Immediately he is shipped to Winnipeg for basic training and in a blink sent overseas to Hong Kong to begin his adventures.Six weeks in he is captured by the enemy and spends the next 6 years in a concentration camp Not quite the adventure [...]


  3. This book is a very powerful description of post traumatic stress disorder Freddy is only seventeen but he signs up to go to war He is assigned to the Winnipeg Grenadiers and is involved in the horrendous battle in Hong Kong in 1941 He is taken as prisoner of war by the Japanese for 5 years where he suffers hard labour in mines and torture Freddy arrives back in Canada and tries to live a normal life but the memory of war weighs him down and also affects the people he loves.A well researched nov [...]


  4. This is a powerful, remarkable novel about a life gone wrong due to the horrors of war How many lives of how many good hearted persons like Freddy got derailed, with little help available or possible to help them through the pain of ever lasting and painful memories The slight error regarding the year of the end of WWII with Japan put on two occasions as being August 1946 does not diminish the value of this account, told from different angles A must read.


  5. Set on the prairies of Canada the characters on this book feel like they could be your friends and neighbors starting with an underprivileged upbringing, choices made , joining the war and the personal horrors and after effects



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