Part of Life Itself: The War Diary of Lieutenant Leslie Howard Miller, CEF
Published by: University of Toronto Press
Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Sales Date: 2023-10-30
Published: October 2023
280 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.90 in, 36 b&w illustrations
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This extensively annotated wartime diary illuminates the military service of Leslie Howard Miller (1889–1979), a Canadian soldier who served in the First World War. Miller joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) in 1914. In his off-duty hours, he kept this extraordinarily eloquent diary of his training, deployment overseas, service on the Western Front, and periods of leave in the United Kingdom.
Graham Broad, working from a transcription of the diary produced by Miller’s family, includes a thorough introduction and afterword, as well as over 500 notes that situate and explain Miller’s many references to the people, places, and events he encountered.
Unpublished for over a century, written in bracing and engaging prose, and illustrated with Miller’s own drawings and unseen photographs, Part of Life Itself illuminates a bygone world and stands as one of Canada’s most important wartime diaries.
The War Diary of Lieutenant Leslie Howard Miller, Canadian Expeditionary Force
Appendices: Pages from the War Diary