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This Hour of Trial & Sorrow - The Great War Letters of the Leonard Family

Michelle Hamilton

This Hour of Trial & Sorrow - The Great War Letters of the Leonard Family

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This Hour of Trial and Sorrow is a collection of wartime letters from the Leonard family of London, Ontario, Canada, recounting their experiences during the First World War. All members of this prominent family contributed to Canada’s war effort both overseas and on the home front. The family foundry E. Leonard & Sons produced shells for the fight, while the women dedicated their time to charitable causes and relief efforts such as the Red Cross. Brothers Ibbotson and Woodman served in France and Belgium as officers in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. The Leonard family’s wartime correspondence, supplemented by essays and notes, brings to life the personal impact of war on the people of London.


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