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  • Juno Beachby Mark Zuehlke

    D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 19.95

    On June 6, 1944, the greatest armada in history stood off Normandy and the largest amphibious invasion ever began as 107,000 men aboard 6,000 ships pressed toward the coast. Among them were 14,500 Canadians, who were to land on a five-mile-long stretch of rocky ledges fronted by a dangerously exposed beach. Drawing on personal diaries as well as military... more...

  • Ortonaby Mark Zuehlke

    D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 19.95

    In one furious week of fighting in December 1943, the First Canadian Infantry Division took Ortona, Italy, from elite German paratroopers ordered to hold the medieval port at all costs. When the battle was over, the Canadians emerged victorious despite heavy losses. Over 2,500 Canadians died or were wounded there. Military historian Mark Zuehlke... more...

  • The Gothic Lineby Mark Zuehlke

    D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 19.95

    Stretching like an armor-toothed belt across Italy?s upper thigh, the Gothic Line was the most fiercely defended position of Hitler's army, but a bloody 28-day offensive led by Canada's first Infantry Division ruptured the German defenses and opened the way for an Allied advance. Through the vivid stories of the soldiers who fought there, this dramatic... more...

  • Terrible Victoryby Mark Zuehlke

    D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 22.95

    Mark Zuehlke is an expert at narrating the history of life on the battlefield for the Canadian army during World War II. In Terrible Victory , he provides a soldiers-eye-view account of Canada's bloody liberation of western Holland. Readers are there as soldiers fight in the muddy quagmire, enduring a battle that lasted three weeks and in which... more...

  • For Honour's Sakeby Mark Zuehlke

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 19.00

    In the tradition of Margaret MacMillan?s Paris 1919 comes a new consideration of Canada?s most famous war and the Treaty of Ghent that unsatisfactorily concluded it, from one of this country?s premier military historians. In the Canadian imagination, the War of 1812 looms large. It was a war in which British and Indian troops prevailed in almost... more...

  • Operation Huskyby Mark Zuehlke

    D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 19.95

    On July 10, 1943, two great Allied armadas of over 2,000 ships readied to invade Sicily. This was Operation Husky, the first step toward winning a toehold in fascist-occupied Europe. Among the invaders were 20,000 Canadian troops serving in the First Canadian Infantry Division and First Canadian Tank Brigade ? in their first combat experience. Over... more...

  • On to Victoryby Mark Zuehlke

    D & M Publishers 2010; US$ 22.95

    The eighth Canadian Battle Series volume is the little-told story of the tense final days of World War II, remembered in the Netherlands as ?the sweetest of springs,? which saw the country?s liberation from German occupation. The Liberation Campaign, a series of fierce, desperate battles during the last three months of the war, was bittersweet. A... more...

  • Holding Junoby Mark Zuehlke

    D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 19.95

    Following his national best-seller, Juno Beach , and with his usual verve and narrative skill, historian Mark Zuehlke chronicles the crucial six days when Canadians saved the vulnerable beachheads they had won during the D-Day landings. D-Day ended with the Canadians six miles inland ? the deepest penetration achieved by Allied forces during this... more...

  • The Liri Valleyby Mark Zuehlke

    D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 19.95

    For the Allied armies fighting their way up the Italian boot in early 1944, Rome was the prize that could only be won through a massive offensive. Military historian Mark Zuehlke returns to the Mediterranean theater of World War II with this gripping tribute to the Canadians who opened the way for the Allies to take Rome. The book is a fitting testament... more...

  • Ortona Street Fightby Mark Zuehlke

    Orca Book Publishers 2011; US$ 4.99

    A dramatic account of Canada's first major triumph of World War II, the December 1943 battle for Ortona, Italy. more...