By Andrew Clark
Whilst award-winning journalist Andrew Clark discovered the dossier on Harold Joseph Pringle, he exposed a Canadian tragedy that had lain buried for 50 years. This awesome tale of the final soldier to be performed via the Canadian army -- most probably wrongfully -- supplies existence to the forgotten casualties of struggle and brings their honour domestic at last.
Harold Pringle was once underage while the second one international warfare broke out, desirous to depart quiet Flinton, Ontario, to serve by means of his father’s facet. yet few who volunteered to struggle “the stable fight” discovered what horror lay forward; quickly Pringle discovered himself in Italy, battling 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 charm used to be reviewed through the top degrees of presidency, correct as much as major minister King. yet inner most Pringle used to be positioned to loss of life -- the single soldier the Canadians performed within the complete of the second one global battle. His personal countrymen performed the orders, forbidden to head domestic sooner than finishing this final gruesome project, although the warfare had ended. The Pringle dossier used to be closed and stayed that manner 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 indicates one other facet of what many contemplate our proudest army crusade. Andrew Clark examines the fallout of a concern that disfigured our nationwide moral sense and keeps to elevate questions about the ethics of warfare. And he does so with eloquence and a deep compassion, not just for his topic yet for all wartime squaddies -- even the lads who accomplished Pringle and the officer who gave the order to fireplace.
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A Keen Soldier: The Execution of Second World War Private Harold Pringle by Andrew Clark