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The Bravest Canadian Reviews

The Bravest Canadian

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"Canada has many war heroes, but the only one to receive multiple awards for valour in both world wars is a true child of the Maritimes: Captain Frederic Thornton “Fritz" Peters, VC, DSO, DSC and bar, DSC (U.S.), RN…The Bravest Canadian ... is based on a recently-discovered treasure trove of family letters of the Grays and Peters going back to the 1700s, including 27 letters written by Fritz that give insight into his personality and motivations that resulted in exceptional courage and coolness in battle."
The Chronicle Herald

"A fascinating look at an interesting man...the author has done a good job in giving the reader a glimpse of the character of him."
—Starshell Magazine
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"[Peters is] one of Canada’s most decorated soldiers, with multiple medals for bravery from two world wars. His death-defying adventures sound like something out of a spy novel... Now Trail author Sam McBride has finally sorted out the extraordinary life of his great uncle in a new book, The Bravest Canadian."
Nelson Star

"Until recently, the story of Capt. Frederic Thornton 'Fritz' Peters, VC, DSO, DSC and Bar (Sept. 17, 1889 - Nov. 13, 1942) was shrouded in mystery, but thanks to the discovery of hundreds of personal letters written by Peters to his family, and subsequent research, the legend of 'The Bravest Canadian' has come to light."
Monday Magazine

"The story of Capt. F.T. (Fritz) Peters...includes battlefield heroics, shadowy spies and political manoeuvring that might well have been torn from a work of fiction."
Oak Bay News

Listen to an interview with Sam McBride on CBC Radio’s Mainstreet PEI here.

Listen to an interview with Sam McBride on here.