Letters from Beauly: Pat Hennessy and the Canadian Forestry by Melynda Jarratt

By Melynda Jarratt

in the course of the moment international struggle, 1000's of recent Brunswick woodsmen joined the Canadian Forestry Corps to log the Scottish Highlands as a part of the Canadian warfare attempt. Patrick "Pat" Hennessy of Bathurst was once considered one of them. for 5 years, Pat served as camp prepare dinner with 15 corporation of the Canadian Forestry Corps close to the traditional city of Beauly, Scotland. A middle-aged New Brunswick farmer and lumberman with a third-grade schooling, Pat observed extra of the realm than he had ever dreamed of, vacationing historical battlefields he had discovered approximately as a baby, vacationing to his ancestral eire, and attending a process lectures in British heritage at Oxford collage. whereas in Scotland, Pat on a regular basis corresponded together with his kinfolk in New Brunswick. Drawing from this specific number of greater than 300 letters, in addition to 1000s of archival records and images, Melynda Jarratt presents an extraordinary glimpse of what lifestyles used to be like for Canadian servicemen abroad and for his or her kin at domestic. Letters from Beauly is quantity 23 within the New Brunswick army background sequence, co-published with the Gregg Centre for the examine of warfare and Society.

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