'PRISONERS OF WAR - Behind Canadian Barbed Wire' was the original source for the National Film Board of Canada production 'The Enemy Within' ; and for the CBC TV COUNTRY CANADA documentary 'Murder Behind the Wire', and for a GERMAN ZDF-TV film for viewing in Germany. 'Murder Behind the Wire' was seen by an estimated 1.2 million viewers across Canada.
This rare and detailed account of operations is unique - it is the only British Commonwealth (BCATP) air station to be covered in detail. Sales world-wide have made PRAIRIE WINGS a 'collector's item!
Britain's declaration of war against Germany in 1939 demanded swift action to train air and ground crew.
"POW" tells the stories of the camps of both wars together with the escape attempts, murders, trials and executions. In addition, coverage is given the POW camps in Britain and the USA together with the murders and executions which took place in those countries. This book was previously published in 1980 as "Behind Canadian Barbed Wire".
This controversial book challenges Members of Canadian legislatures and parliament to stop acting like children! The author was a Calgary MLA Legislature for 17 years and served as Speaker for over 7 years. He was known for doing his parliamentary homework and judged both knowledgeable and just. He didn't put up with nonsense.
The third son of author Charles Dickens, he joined the NWMP in October 1874 having previously served in the Bengal Police. From 1874-1886 he served at Forts Dufferin, Livingstone, Macleod, Walsh, Pitt and Battleford as well as The Blackfoot Crossing.
This new documentary, released in 2018, borrows heavily from David's book "POW - Behind Canadian Barbed Wire". Filmed in Medicine Hat, this piece features David Carter at the site of the first murder (July 1943) and is a compelling narrative of the murders of 5 POW's by fellow POW's and the trials that ensued in Medicine Hat, Alberta. In addition, it deals with the execution of those 5 POW's convicted and a sex offender from Calgary/Vancouver in 1946 in Lethbridge, Alberta.
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All of David J. Carter's books are real stories of real people! The best stories in life are true, anyway!
David J. Carter has written eighteen books and contributed to historical journals in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Some of his poems were set to music by the late Dr. Violet Archer and performed in Banff, Edmonton and on CBC Radio. He has provided research materials to the CBC COuntry Canada TV production 'Murder Behind the Wire', NFB 'The Enemy Within' and History Television's documentary 'Hitler's Canadians'. He had been featured with Ann Medina on History Television. David also assists researchers and writers in Canada, Australia, UK, USA, Germany and Korea.
David and his wife Jean live in the historic Cypress Hills, Alberta. Jean's Newfoundland roots in the 1950's have many similarities with those who grew up on the prairies in the 1940's. The Carter's together with a band of friends have restored St. Margaret's church and cemetery. David conducts occasional services in south eastern Alberta, south western Saskatchewan and Montana. He serves as a daily volunteer weather observer for Environment Canada.