Reviews for From Classroom to Battlefield


"Detailed footnotes indicate the precision and care the author has taken in researching the many individuals filling this history. Gough's book may inspire BC educators to teach more about their school's own rich history. It serves to remind all of to appreciate a generation who endured and sacrificed so much."

— Janet Nicol, British Columbia History


"From Classroom to Battlefield makes a valuable contribution to the growing list of new publications commemorating the centennial of the Great War. It will appeal strongly to readers of British Columbia history, educators, social and military historians, and anyone who shares even a fraction of the authorís connection to the city of Victoria."

— James Wood, BC Studies

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"For those who think history is a boring subject, they need only to read this magnificent book to see history come alive. Dr. Gough's writing style is easy to read and he paints wonderful word pictures."

—Hallmark Heritage Society, Victoria, BC


"Barry Gough has written a remarkable work in which the stories of VHS graduates are skillfully woven through the Great War narrative. Passionate, robust, and moving."

—Brian R.D. Smith, former BC Minister of Education


"This is a powerful, well-written book. In simple terms, if you want to read a single book about the Great War, this is the one to read."

óDave Obee, Times Colonist