"Dutchy’s Diaries: Life as a Canadian Naval Officer, In his own Words :: 1916 – 1929"
Dutchy’s Diaries: Life as a Canadian Naval Officer, In his own Words :: 1916 – 1929
By Helen Edwards
About the book:
In a Naval Career that spanned nearly four decades and led him to ports of call and engagements around the globe, John “Dutchy” Edwards rose from cadet to Commodore in a career rich in adventure and service to his country. This carefully researched and faithfully reproduced volume of his journals begins with Dutchy’s early naval experiences in the theatre of battle during the First World War, then follows his peacetime progress on the west and east costs of Canada in the ”Roaring Twenties”. It continues in a return to the Mediterranean aboard HMS Valiant and concludes with North American patrols in command of HMCS Chaplain.
Helen Edwards’ extensive research skills and knowledge of family history have immeasurably enriched Dutchy’s journals, bringing his words to life for a worldwide audience and enhancing our understanding of one of the most notable periods in Canada’s emergence onto the world stage.