Borealis Press logo
Borealis Press Home | Index by Author | Index by Title | Search | View Cart

Colonial Era

Confederation Era

Modern Era

eBooks

Children

Young Adult

Novels

General Works

Drama

Poetry

Criticism and Biography/Autobiography

Canadian Critical Editions

Native

Heritage Books of Canada

How Parliament Works

Canadian Parliamentary Handbook

Fiction

Short Stories

Prose

Canadian Writers

Multi-Cultural

Early Canadian Woman Writers

Canadian Native Subjects

History

Medicine

Abuse of Power

Aussie Six

Canadian Critical Edition

Early Canadian Women Writers Series

Greenhouse Kids

Hockey Family

Mighty Orion

New Canadian Drama

Other Side

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

Silly Sally

The Stry-Ker Family Saga

Trudzik

Dark Side of the Sun

Written by
Michael Palmer


Cover of Dark Side of the Sun
Click image for larger view of cover.



236 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780888873897
$19.95 CA





This book is in stock and ships within 48 hours of receipt of order.

About the Book 8th of December 1941. The Battle of Hong Kong begins. Less than eight hours after the attack on Pearl Harbour, George Palmer from P.E.I. and 1,973 other Canadians from the Royal Rifles of Canada and the Winnipeg Grenadiers (C Force) began their desperate defence of Hong Kong against the advancing Imperial Japanese Army. It had only been three weeks since the Canadians arrived. The Hong Kong defenders were only 14,000 strong, with virtually no navy, air force, heavy artillery, or reinforcements to assist them. Facing them were approximately 60,000 battle-hardened, mechanized, fanatical, tenacious Japanese troops, fresh from battles in China. Palmer and the other Canadian defenders would be the first Canadian army units to engage the Axis in the Second World War. Their harrowing struggle to survive would continue on for 45 long months.




About the Author Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer is the Canadian-born author of Dark Side of the Sun, a well-received and much loved book that has garnered media attention across Canada. Although his roots are in Prince Edward Island, he was born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and is a graduate of Saint Francis Xavier University. When not immersed in travel adventures, he works in finance and marketing. In addition, he continues to find time for his study of World War II, which has spanned more than two decades. Michael currently resides in Calgary, Alberta, with his wife and three children.

www.michaelandrewpalmer.com





Also by the Author The Leaf Cutter (2015)




top home