By Andrew Clark
While award-winning journalist Andrew Clark chanced on the dossier on Harold Joseph Pringle, he exposed a Canadian tragedy that had lain buried for 50 years. This striking tale of the final soldier to be performed via the Canadian army -- most probably wrongfully -- supplies lifestyles to the forgotten casualties of conflict and brings their honour domestic at last.
Harold Pringle used to be underage whilst the second one international battle broke out, desirous to go away quiet Flinton, Ontario, to serve through his father’s facet. yet few who volunteered to struggle “the stable fight” learned what horror lay forward; quickly Pringle came across himself in Italy, scuffling with at the bloody “Hitler Line,” the place two-thirds of his corporation have been killed. Shell-shocked, he launched into a sad, ultimate direction that culminated in a suspect homicide conviction.
His attraction was once reviewed via the top degrees of presidency, correct as much as major minister King. yet inner most Pringle was once positioned to demise -- the single soldier the Canadians done within the complete of the second one international warfare. His personal countrymen performed the orders, forbidden to move domestic ahead of finishing this final ugly project, although the warfare had ended. The Pringle dossier was once closed and stayed that means for 50 years -- till Andrew Clark exposed it and commenced a two-year research on Pringle’s lifestyles within the army.
A prepared Soldier is a true-life army detective tale that indicates one other facet of what many reflect on our proudest army crusade. Andrew Clark examines the fallout of a hindrance that disfigured our nationwide moral sense and keeps to elevate questions about the ethics of warfare. And he does so with eloquence and a deep compassion, not just for his topic yet for all wartime squaddies -- even the boys who finished Pringle and the officer who gave the order to fireplace.
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A Keen Soldier: The Execution of Second World War Private Harold Pringle by Andrew Clark