No Price Too High: Canadians and the Second World War

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No Price Too High traces Canada's role in the Second World War from the pre-war years through 1945. Canada's contribution to Allied victory was significant in determining the war's outcome and surprising in its scale and variety. Both at home and overseas, Canada played a role in World War 11 far larger than its population of 11 million warranted. The No Price Too High multimedia series relies on original sources - personal letters and diaries, photographs, war-time film footage, and radio broadcasts - to evoke the mood of those momentous years. The thoughts, hopes, dreams, fears and heartbreaks of the generation of Canadian who faced the war are captured in this book and the video and CD-ROM which are available separately.

No Price Too High is a belated tribute to a whole generation of young Canadians whose courage ensured victory, and who spirit endured in the confident and generous society that later emerged.

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The Canadian contribution to World War 11 was extraordinary in scale and variety. More than one Million people, out of nation of just eleven million, volunteered to serve. To transform a small, virtually unequipped military into a powerful army, navy and air force was a remarkable achievement. No Price Too High traces Canada's involvement from the prewar years through 1945, explaining the events of the war in the context of the political and military realities of the time. There is none of the second guessing that has characterized so much recent analysis of the war.

The men and women of the army, navy, air force and merchant navy, their sweethearts and families, as well as those who served on the homefront, are portrayed in their own words. No Price Too High draws on original sources -personal letters and diary entries, and powerful photographs- to evoke the mood of those momentous years. The thoughts, hopes, dreams, fears, and heartbreaks of the generation of Canadians who faced the war are captured.

When producer Dick Nielsen of Norflicks Productions set out to make his documentary series, No Price Too High, he was determined to explain events of the war from the perspective of the men and women who lived through it. In this book, historian Terry Copp has collaborated with Nielsen to write a narrative that remains true to that vision. In doing so, he offers a powerful interpretation of the war years.

This is a book to make current and future generations of Canadians proud of their past. It gives greater meaning to the phrase "Lest We Forget".

About the Author:

Terry Copp is professor of history at Wilfred Laurier University and the author of a number of books about the Canadian military in the Second World War. He has recently published two guidebooks to the Canadian battlefields in Normandy and northwest Europe. Professor Copp is the editor of the biannual journal Canadian Military History and served as the historical consultant for the No Price Too High television series.

Richard Nielsen's career in Canadian television began in 1961 when he joined the CBC as a producer-writer and then became executive producer in Public Affairs. From 1972 to the present, he has worked as an independent producer as president of Nielsen-Ferns (1972-80), chairman of Primedia Productions (1980-85) and since 1985 as president of Norflicks Productions Ltd. His screen credits as a producer include A Third Testament,The Newcomers/Les Arrivants and The Wars, a feature film that won three Genie Awards in 1981. His credits as a writer-producer include Canada's Sweatheart, The Saga of Hal Banks, which won a Gemini Award for best screenplay, and the featured film Oh, What a Night. He co-authored the script of the series No Price Too High with James Wallen and produced the series.

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