Searching for a Canadian book, which title?

Discussion in 'Canadian' started by Jan2000, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. Jan2000

    Jan2000 Member

    Good evening,

    I am looking for a book wich was written by a local historian who lives near Port Stanley, Ontario. I am looking for this book because I have a Battle Dress from a vet who is featured in the book. Does anyone now the title and/or has a copy for me?

    It might be a long shot but thank you very much in advance,

  2. idler

    idler GeneralList

    If you can add which unit he was in, or describe the badges on the blouse, that might help to narrow it down.

    Just to make sure we're not missing the obvious - do you know the name of the author?
  3. Jan2000

    Jan2000 Member


    Unfortunately I do not know the author of the book. The dauhgter of the veteran told me about the book, but unfortunately we lost contact.

    This is all the information I managed to find. I would love to get a photo of him.
    John W. MCINTYRE
    7th field company
    the Royal Canadian Engineers

    He enlisted in 1939 and served with the 2nd and later possibly also with the 3th Canadian Divison. He landed at the beaches of Dieppe in 1942, he was one of the lucky ones that made it back to England. He also served here in the Netherlands.

    He passed away in 1995.

    Thanks, Jan
  4. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    A short history of the 2nd Canadian Div can be found at
    What sort of book was this? If it was about any of the actions in which 2nd Canadian Division was engaged then a subject search on that topic might be a way to start in order to track it down.
  5. Jan2000

    Jan2000 Member


    From my understanding, it was just a local book that covered the WW2 veterans from the Port Stanley region.

  6. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian layabout

    It could potentially be:

    Bless 'em all : Port Stanley's veterans of World War Two
    Prothero, Frank
    2005, 210 pages

    I found this by googling "story of port stanley in ww2" and it was on the first page. If this isn't it... look at more search results :)
  7. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    Could this be it?

    Bless 'em all : Port Stanley's veterans of World War Two

    Prothero, Frank, author.

    2005,, 210 pages :

    The Toronto Public Library has copies.
  8. Jan2000

    Jan2000 Member

    You guts are really great! Yes that must be it. Still can not find it on google.

    Unfortunately I live in the Netherlands so I either have to find a place to buy the book or possibly someone had the book and can provide me with some scans?

    Thanks very much,

  9. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

  10. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Well tracked down Canuck, needed a local to pick up the trail. :)
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  11. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    I think we tag teamed that search Steve. I'm 228 km from Port Stanley so not exactly a local but your distance is likely a tad longer. :D
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  12. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    Good work, I had already found Frank Prothero by searching for historians there. I didn't learn that he had a WWII title though.
  13. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    I recommend That is an international network of independent booksellers. You can find all sorts of hard to find titles on the site. I used abebooks when I was writing my own work on 50th Division and they were excellent, got me everything I needed.
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  14. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    How unfortunate that is ! ;)
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  15. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    I would have thought that 228Km makes you virtually a neighbour by Canadian standards :unsure: or "2 doors down at the least" :D

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  16. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Hi Canuck,

    AS TD says, by Canadian and US standards, 228km is a Sunday picnic drive. Well done again for tracing the book and author.

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  17. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Chris & Tim posted at the same time but Chris just beat Tim to it.
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  18. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian layabout

    I wouldn't put any stock in that, it looks to me like we searched for it simultaneously - which is pretty funny really :) Go Team Canada!
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  19. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Apologies Chris for missing your speedy input above. As you say Go team Canada!!
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  20. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian layabout

    I can take photos of the pages from the copy owned by the Toronto library.

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