Book Launch with Local Author Phil Gurski
June 22nd at 7 PM
At the Russell Branch. Free event.
Registration is required.
In WWI more than 150 men left Russell to fight on the Western Front. This contingent had a huge impact on a village of 600-800 people: farms, businesses, social activities. 19 men never made it back and are buried in mass cemeteries in France and Belgium. Local author Phil Gurski’s new book From village to Vimy to victory tells the story of these men, the Russell they lived in, the ones who died overseas, the impact of the war locally, and their lives when they returned home.
Books for sale by the author at the event.