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The best little army in the world : the Canadians in northwest Europe, 1944-1945

Author: J L Granatstein
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Patrick Crean Editions, an imprint of HarperCollins Pubishers Ltd, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This is the story of the Canadian First Army that fought its way from Juno Beach to D-Day in June, 1944, through Normandy, into the Netherlands to liberate that country, to the terrible battles in the Scheldt area, and finally into Germany in 1945. The argument of this book is that the Canadian army changed from an amateur force in 1939-41 into the supremely skilled and formidably equipped army by late 1944 that was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J L Granatstein
ISBN: 9781443439893 1443439894 1443439347 9781443439343
OCLC Number: 915043887
Description: 320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Canadians in northwest Europe, 1944-1945
Responsibility: J.L. Granatstein.
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This is the story of the Canadian First Army that fought its way from Juno Beach to D-Day in June, 1944, through Normandy, into the Netherlands to liberate that country, to the terrible battles in the Scheldt area, and finally into Germany in 1945. The argument of this book is that the Canadian army changed from an amateur force in 1939-41 into the supremely skilled and formidably equipped army by late 1944 that was able to prevail against a first-class enemy. In fact, the citizen soldiers became professionals, able to organize and plan, to move and fight, and to win. Print run 8,000.

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