By Andrew Clark
While award-winning journalist Andrew Clark came across the dossier on Harold Joseph Pringle, he exposed a Canadian tragedy that had lain buried for 50 years. This impressive tale of the final soldier to be done by way of the Canadian army -- most likely wrongfully -- offers existence to the forgotten casualties of struggle and brings their honour domestic at last.
Harold Pringle used to be underage while the second one international struggle broke out, desirous to depart quiet Flinton, Ontario, to serve by way of his father’s aspect. yet few who volunteered to struggle “the reliable fight” discovered what horror lay forward; quickly Pringle stumbled on himself in Italy, combating at the bloody “Hitler Line,” the place two-thirds of his corporation have been killed. Shell-shocked, he launched into a sad, ultimate path that culminated in a suspect homicide conviction.
His allure was once reviewed by means of the top degrees of presidency, correct as much as major minister King. yet deepest Pringle was once positioned to dying -- the single soldier the Canadians finished within the entire of the second one global struggle. His personal countrymen conducted the orders, forbidden to head domestic prior to finishing this final gruesome project, even supposing the struggle had ended. The Pringle dossier used to be closed and stayed that method for 50 years -- till Andrew Clark exposed it and commenced a two-year research on Pringle’s lifestyles within the army.
A willing Soldier is a true-life army detective tale that exhibits one other aspect of what many think about our proudest army crusade. Andrew Clark examines the fallout of a predicament that disfigured our nationwide sense of right and wrong and maintains to elevate questions on the ethics of warfare. And he does so with eloquence and a deep compassion, not just for his topic yet for all wartime infantrymen -- even the boys who carried out Pringle and the officer who gave the order to fireplace.
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