“Afghanistan: A Canadian Story” – Book Launch November 3rd Ottawa

Join us November 3rd, 2014, at 7 pm in the Cartier Square Drill Hall in Ottawa for the launch of “Afghanistan: A Canadian Story” – a remarkable collection of the stories and photos of almost 150 men and women who served Canada in Afghanistan, on land, in the air and on the sea, between 2001 and 2014.

Books will be in Chapters Indigo by mid-October but can now be pre-ordered.

Front Cover

Afghanistan A Canadian Story Draft 3 13  2014


Back Cover

Afghan Book Project Back Cover 2014

Priming the pump

Well the early start on submissions was gratifying, but short lived. I fully respect that for many, their involvement in the Afghan Mission is either too difficult to share or you don’t see it as anything more than just doing your job. Canadians, however, know very little about what that job can entail. The Canadian military has, historically, fallen from public view shortly after distinguishing itself in one conflict or another. The human stories usually don’t come to light until decades later. Please help to ensure that this time it will be different.

I have added historical timelines, courtesy of the National Post Afghanistan TImelines http://afghanistan.nationalpost.com/category/timelines/ to provide you all with a news context for your involvement. I have also added a page of Canadian Casualties, as I would like to see the Families of the Fallen share some of the human stories on behalf of their Fallen Soldier.

I started to borrow content, by year, from Combat Camera, http://www.combatcamera.forces.gc.ca/site/index-eng.asp , to prime the pump and provide an example of a good caption, but for some reason, as of 22 January, a video search for afghanistan images by year only turns up photos from 2011 and 2012.

Many of you have expressed enthusiastic support for this project but I have yet to see a submission from any of you. You KNOW who you are.

Many thanks.