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Fields of fire : the Canadians in Normandy

Author: J T Copp
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2003.
Series: Joanne Goodman lectures, 1998.
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"Fields of Fire offers a stunning reversal of accepted military history. Terry Copp challenges the conventional view that the Canadian contribution to the Battle of Normandy was a 'failure' - that the allies won only through the use of brute force, and that the Canadian soldiers and commanding officers were essentially incompetent. His detailed and impeccably researched analysis of what actually happened on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J T Copp
ISBN: 0802037305 9780802037305
OCLC Number: 50939891
Description: xv, 344 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Military history without Clausewitz --
D-Day --
The bridgehead --
The battles for Caen --
Stalemate? --
Operation Goodwood--Atlantic --
Operation Spring --
Falaise --
Victory in Normandy? --
Normandy: a new balance sheet --
Appendix A. Letter to formation commanders --
Appendix B. Canadian Army fatalities, June-August 1944 --
Appendix C. Unit deficiencies, June-August 1944 --
Appendix D. Prisoners of war.
Series Title: Joanne Goodman lectures, 1998.
Responsibility: Terry Copp.
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