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They Left the Back Door Open

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Title:They Left the Back Door Open
Shapiro, Lionel   
(3 of 4 for author by title)
Torch for a Dark Journey
The Sixth of June
Published:   1944
Publisher:The Ryerson Press
Tags:Canadiana, Europe, history, military, non-fiction, war, World War II

A Chronicle of the Allied Campaign in Sicily and Italy. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:147 Info

Author Bio for Shapiro, Lionel

Lionel Shapiro (1908-1958) was a Canadian journalist and writer. Born in Montreal, Quebec, he attended McGill University. He became a journalist and worked for the Montreal Gazette. When World War II started he joined the army as a war correspondent. He participated in amphibious landings at Sicily, Salerno, and Juno Beach on the D-Day invasion. He wrote several novels mostly with war themes including "The Sixth of June" which won him the Governor General's Award for English-language fiction in 1955. (Macmillan Dictionary of Canadian Biography)

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