By Robert J. Sharpe
On Martinmas 1918, the final day of the nice conflict, the Canadian Corps, led by means of Sir Arthur Currie, liberated Mons after 4 years of German career. the rush to Mons within the final days and weeks of the conflict had expense many lives. lengthy after the warfare, Currie used to be blamed by means of many for needlessly losing these lives. whilst the Port desire Evening Guide released a piece of writing in 1927 repeating this cost, Currie used to be incensed. opposed to the recommendation of his acquaintances, he made up our minds to sue for libel and retained W.N. Tilley, Q.C., the top attorney of the day, to plead his case.
First released in 1988, The final Day, the final Hour reconstructs the occasions - army and felony - that ended in the trial and the trial itself, probably the most sensational court docket battles in Canadian heritage, regarding many admired felony, army and political figures of the Twenties. Now again in print with a brand new preface by means of the writer, pass judgement on and felony pupil Robert J. Sharpe, The final Day, the final Hour is still the definitive account of a landmark criminal case.