CYNTHIA J. FARYON is an internationally published author and freelance writer residing in Victoria, BC. Canadian born, she focuses her writing on Canadian content, covering topics such as travel, family issues, biography and history.
More than 250,000 courageous men and women were enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. These Canadians fought valiantly in every major air operation from the Battle of Britain to the bombing of Germany. Those who survived to tell their stories were forever changed. Here are some of their incredible stories.
The quiet heroes featured in this book faced danger and atrocity. With courage and audacity they fought for their lives - and they fought for ours. Relive the events that influenced the outcome of World War II and meet the heroes who helped shape life as we know it today.
Gwendoline Cramer was one of the 48,000 war brides transported to Canada by the Canadian government between 1942 and 1947. Following her heart to rural Saskatchewan, Gwen felt like a fish out of water. She couldn't milk a cow or cook with a wood stove. And then she had the in-laws to contend with...
At the outbreak of World War II, the Royal Canadian Navy consisted of just 13 warships and about 3000 permanent and reserve members. By the war's end, however, it had grown into the third largest navy in the world. Together, they exceeded even the highest expectations of their allies.