Christie Blatchford won the 2008 Governor General’s Literary Award for her book – Fifteen Days: Stories of Bravery, Friendship, Life and Death from Inside the New Canadian Army – about the experience of Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan.
Today someone sent me a link to a short clip of Blatchford talking about her experience with Canadian soldiers during a firefight. As a former member of the Canadian Forces I was a little emotional watching her describe how she followed a stretcher with a wounded soldier, stepping in his blood on the ground as she went.
- BookLounge video, Oct 31/07: Christie Blatchford on her experience in Afghanistan
Now, she is writing a book about Caledonia.
Mark Vandermaas, Editor