A soldier-poet looks towards peace

One of the most popular poems of the Second World War, "Prayer for Victory" was read to huge crowds by actors Greer Garson and Raymond Massey, and broadcast to millions of listeners on national radio networks. Diespecker asked that any profits generated by sales of his work go to the Canadian Red Cross Society.

Maj Dick Diespecker, Prayer for Victory: Post-War Thoughts by a Soldier (Montreal: Ayerst, McKenna & Harrison, 1943)

Ley and Lois Smith War, Memory and Popular Culture Research Collection - The University of Western Ontario - London, Ontario
booklet, 8 pages, 20.2cm x 27.5cm