The novel “1972-1979 A Canadian Soldier at Peace” offers a sobering look, although not always sober, at the soldiers who served in the Canadian Armed Forces during the Cold War. It is the way I saw our military personnel who never went to war but could have at any moment. They were always ready to do their duty and pay the ultimate price. These were the soldiers, sailors and airmen who drank, smoked dope and fornicated their way around the world. They were the lucky ones or, some might say, the unlucky ones who never were called upon to fulfill their obligation of “unlimited liability”.
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Frank Reid is a veteran, author and playwright who spent 8 years in the Canadian Army with the majority of the time spent on overseas taskings. Frank is an expert on this military time period during the Cold War. Frank does extensive public speaking on military living history.
Frank works with veterans groups to further the cause of veterans’ issues. Frank is a founding member and past President of the Royal Canadian Regiment Association of Waterloo. He has recently written a novel “1972-1979 A Canadian Soldier at Peace”. This novel is based on his experiences on peacekeeping operations in Cyprus in 1974-1975 during the invasion of Cyprus by Turkey as well as NATO operations in Europe during the Cold War years.
When he is not doing research for his second novel or interviewing ex-military personnel for a future documentary, Frank spends many hours doing organic gardening and studying herbalism.
You may contact Frank at email@example.com or at his website www.artistsreids.ca .
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wanted to write a book that showed the military from a young private soldiers point of view with his boots on the ground while people were shooting at him . That peacekeeping missions in war torn regions of the world where there was no peace to keep was managed by kids of 18 and 19 years old.