It’s always nice to have an opportunity to share the story of “C” Force and tell people about our Canadian soldiers in Hong Kong and Japan. I was able to take advantage of such an opportunity on Saturday (June 11) when I was invited to participate in a “local authors” event sponsored by Midland’s independent bookstore, Georgian Bay Books. The store carries numerous titles by writers from the area, including Beyond the Call.
I had the chance to talk with many folks who were in town to participate in the annual “Butter Tart Festival” and found (as usual) that although everybody had heard about Pearl Harbor, very few knew anything about Hong Kong. There was lots of interest in the stories of how our Canadian troops were involved, the battle and the subsequent incarceration by the Japanese. I even sold a few books!