The Biography of Rosie, a Canadian Soldier

Xlibris Corporation

"Rosy: The Biography of a Canadian Solider" tells the life story of Rosino "Rosy" Gagliardi. A veteran, a family man, and a hyphenated Canadian, his experiences have been many and varied.Rosy begins with his school days in Niagara Falls, Ontario. He provides interesting local history that sets the scene for his early years growing up as a Canadian of Italian heritage, experiencing and overcoming the prejudice associated with it.After school, Rosy became a very good bee keeper, applying new ideas from a Hungarian immigrant friend to improve the production of honey. But when WWI broke out, he joined the army and began a somewhat challenging military career as a Calgary Highlander, complete with detention and a stint going AWOL. He fought in the Battle of Normandy as part of his duty and eventually found himself wounded and in England, rehabilitating. After his recovery, he attended trade school in England and continued to live his life on the edge, finding himself in and out of detention. Finally, he met and fell in love with Doreen, a lovely young woman from Wales. They married, and in 1948 they moved to Canada, where Rosy found work and they raised their family.Rosy tells his life story with honesty and humor; his engaging storytelling will bring his experiences to life.
Read more

Additional Information

Xlibris Corporation
Read more
Published on
Dec 31, 2011
Read more
Read more
Read more
Read more
Best For
Read more
Read more
Biography & Autobiography / General
Biography & Autobiography / Military
History / Military / Canada
History / Military / World War II
Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
Read more
Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
Read more

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
©2018 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.