John Boileau is a retired Canadian army colonel and author of eleven books and nearly 500 articles. He is currently Honorary Colonel of The Halifax Rifles (RCAF). John is an active director of several volunteer organizations, often speaks to various groups on historical subjects and is a frequent commentator on military matters on radio and television. John lives in Nova Scotia. Dan Black has written and edited hundreds of articles on Canada's military, past and present. He is the former editor of Legion Magazine. Dan lives outside of Ottawa. General Johnde Chastelain is a former Chief of the Defence Staff for the Canadian Armed Forces and an ambassador to the United States.
Meticulously researched and extensively illustrated with photographs, personal documents and specially commissioned maps, Too Young to Die provides a touching and fascinating perspective on the Canadian experience in the Second World War. * Recollections of World War II * Detailed it may be , but it is also a first class read and will appeal to both the general reader and military historians. 4.5 stars. * Army Rumour Service * History is peppered with stories of young men who joined up when they were under age. Boileau's book takes a look at a huge number of young men aged 14+ who joined the Canadian Armed Forces to fight in the second world war. * Books Monthly *