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Christopher J.A. Morry (CA)

When the Great Red Dawn Is Shining

When the Great Red Dawn Is Shining

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On their march towards the Somme, and Beaumont Hamel, the young men of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment raised their voices to sing “When the Great Red Dawn is Shining,” a song about returning home to the people they love. Howard Morry was one of the young men who managed to make it back. And now, one hundred years after the events that changed his life, we hear Morry’s voice, in these pages, rising from the silence to recount his days with the famed Regiment. In memoirs expertly selected and contextualized by Christopher Morry, When the Great Red Dawn Is Shining offers a rare first-hand account of life on the front lines as told by a soldier preserving his memories for generations to come.

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Christopher J.A. Morry is Howard Morry’s grandson. He worked for almost forty years as a marine and freshwater biologist for the Canadian government, the IUCN – TheWorld Conservation Union, and in the private sector. He has spent twenty years studying his family history. This is his first book on the subject. He currently lives in Ottawa.

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