Execution

Publisher: New Canadian Library
The great Canadian novel of the Second World War in Italy, winner of the 1958 Governor General’s Award

Lieutenant John Adam, recovering from wounds sustained in the Italian campaign of 1943, faces a terrible dilemma when he finds that one his men, a volunteer, is to be executed, shot by his comrades.


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“Jesus,” said Krasnick. “I ­ain’t gonna shoot no horses!”

His ham-­red cheek pulled accusingly from the butt of his Bren gun, his eyes flashed wide with indignation. Ewart, his Number Two on the Bren, propped on one elbow, returned the look with disgust; the permanent...
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