Breakout From Juno
First Canadian Army and the Normandy Campaign, July 4-August 21, 1944eBook - 2011
With its trademark "you are there" style, Mark Zuehlke's ninth book in the Canadian Battle Series chronicles the First Canadian Army's bitter and costly combat debut in World War II - the breakout from Normandy's beaches to the closure of the Falaise Gap. On July 4, 1944 - after a month-long stalemate - 3rd Canadian Infantry Division attacked the village of Carpiquet and adjacent airfield. In a fierce battle against the fanatical 12th SS (Hitler Youth) Panzer Division, the Canadians won the village but not the airfield. A speedy victory had been anticipated. Instead, they faced a blo.
Publisher: New York : Douglas & McIntyre, 2011.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (545 pages)