The Regiment,(1955) by Farley Mowat If you have any interest in learning a little about the war on the ground from a slightly different point of view, this is your book. Farley Mowat is one of Canada's most famous authors, This book is a unit history of one of the best combat units of WW II. This is the story of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, of the 1st Canadian Infantry Div. this unit spent nearly 2 full years in Combat from Sicily to Italy to Holland, was part of the famous 8th Army (The Desert Rats) before being transfered to the 1st Canadian Army. Far from being a dry read this book rings true, the men come across as real people. It is only what they had to endure that is unbelievable. For a more personal read, try Mowat's "And No Birds Sang" the story of the authors experiences as a platoon comander and later Intelligence officer.