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Zuehlke, Mark 1955-

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Works: 47 works in 212 publications in 1 language and 8,518 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Maps  Miscellanea  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Biography  Personal narratives‡vCanadian 
Classifications: D756.5.N6, 940.542142
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Publications about Mark Zuehlke
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Magazine writing from the boonies by Mark Zuehlke( file )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 951 libraries worldwide
Scoundrels, dreamers & second sons British remittance men in the Canadian west by Mark Zuehlke( file )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 844 libraries worldwide
Between 1880 and 1914, thousands of British remittance men came to the Canadian West, urged overseas by a rapidly changing British society. In a land of cowboys and loggers, their attempts to recreate the aura of landed gentry were sometimes misunderstood - and often ridiculed. Many Canadians thought steeplechase tracks, easels, tennis and "taking ease" were futile pursuits for a group of otherwise pleasant and well-educated men. What some saw as a chase after failed dreams, a lack of family ties, and a refusal to ever settle down to serious work, remittance men saw as the very things that made
Operation Husky the Canadian invasion of Sicily, July 10-August 7, 1943 by Mark Zuehlke( Computer File )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 727 libraries worldwide
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 the next 28 days, the Allied troops carved a path through the rugged land, despite fierce German opposition. Drawing on firsthand accounts of veterans and official military records, Operation Husky offers a gripping, meticulous account of this semin
Juno Beach Canada's D-Day victory, June 6, 1944 by Mark Zuehlke( file )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 700 libraries worldwide
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 records, Juno Beach: Canada's D-Day Victory - June 6, 1944 dramatically depicts Canada's pivotal contribution to the critical Allied battle of World War II
Ortona Canada's Epic World War II Battle by Mark Zuehlke( file )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 698 libraries worldwide
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 blends reminiscences of the Canadians, Germans, and Italians who were there together with a blow-by-blow account of the fighting to create a harrowing, ultimately hopeful rendering of one of World War II's defining moments
The Gothic line Canada's month of hell in World War II Italy by Mark Zuehlke( file )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 697 libraries worldwide
BOOK TWO in the Canadian Battle Series Stretching like an armour-toothed belt across Italy's upper thigh, the Gothic Line was the most fortified and fiercely defended position the German army had yet thrown in the path of the advancing Allied forces. On August 25, 1944, it fell to I Canadian Corps to spearhead the famed Eighth Army's major offensive, intended to rip through the Gothic Line. Never had the Germans in Italy brought so much artillery to bear or deployed such a great number of tanks. For twenty-eight days, the battle raged as the Canadians, with British and Polish troops advancing on their flanks, slugged into the German defences. On September 22 the Canadians finally won, opening the way for the next phase of the Allied advance. The price was high-the greatest toll in casualties suffered during the long years of the Italian campaign. The Gothic Line: Canada's Month of Hell in World War II Italy brings the story of what renowned military historian Jack Granatstein hails as Canada's most momentous World War II battle to vivid life by telling the story through the eyes of the soldiers. It is a suspenseful, dramatic book that gives back to Canadians a forgotten and neglected part of their historical heritage
Holding Juno Canada's heroic defence of the D-Day beaches, June 7-12, 1944 by Mark Zuehlke( file )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 580 libraries worldwide
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 longest day in history. But for all the horror endured on June 6 every soldier knew the worst was yet to come. The Germans began probing the Canadian lines early in the morning of June 7 and shortly after dawn counter attacked in force. The ensui
On to victory the Canadian liberation of the Netherlands, March 23 - May 5, 1945 by Mark Zuehlke( file )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 576 libraries worldwide
"March 23, 1945. Tens of thousands of Allied troops, following on the heels of a massive artillery barrage, lunge across the Rhine River aboard amphibious craft, while even more land from the skies. Operations Plunder and Varsity aim to smash the German forces determined to stop this crossing, which will unleash a breakout into the heartland of Germany and the Netherlands and likely bring a rapid end to the war." "On the left flank of Plunder, First Canadian Army thrusts into the westernmost corner of Germany and advances into the Netherlands to free the Dutch people from a tyrannical Nazi occupation. In much of the Netherlands, the population is on the brink of starvation, a disastrous humanitarian crisis imminenet." "During the next forty-eight days, Canadian troops face some of their toughest fighting. Repeatedly, in such towns as Bienan, Speldrop, Zutphen, and Deventer, and in the major Dutch city of Groningen, they are embroiled in costly large-scale street fighting. And on the other side of each canal or river---whose dykes provide ideal defences---the Germans wait calmly for the attack. Each day the casualties mount, while the tension of a war nearly over increases. Will the last man to fall today be the war's final casualty?" ""With his signature style of veteran accounts artfully interlaced with the official record, Zuehlke's skill in writing battle narrative remains unsurpassed." Quill & Quire" "For the Millions of Dutch Facing imminent starvation, the period of their liberation, March 23 to May 5, 1945, was "the sweetest of springs." But for the Canadians fighting a series of fierce, desperate battles in these last months of the war, it was bittersweet. A nation's freedom was being won and the war concluded, but these final hostilities cost First Canadian Army 6,289 casualties, of which 1,481 were fatal." "These numbers could have been far higher had it not been for one of the war's most highly guarded secrets---a clandestine agreement with German command in the Netherlands to allow the Allies to deliver food to the people in western Holland, where the country's largest cities were situated, in exchange for a ceasefire in that area. Food supplies were virtually exhausted, and the Germans had threatened to open the dykes and flood the entire region if they were attacked. Only skillful negotiation with these German leaders prevented a catastrophe." "But on other fronts, the Canadians continued the grim fight to liberate the rest of Holland and to drive into northern Germany as part of the Allied push to end the war." "With his trademark "you are there" style that draws upon official records, veteran memories, and a keen understanding of the combat experience, Mark Zuehlke brings to life this final chapter in the story of Canada in World War II, in time for the 65th anniversary of Holland's liberation by Canadian troops."--Jacket
The Liri Valley Canada's World War II breakthrough to Rome by Mark Zuehlke( file )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 543 libraries worldwide
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 to the bravery of soldiers like the badly wounded Captain Pierre Potvin, who survived more than 30 hours alone on the battlefield
Terrible victory First Canadian Army and the Scheldt Estuary Campaign : September 13-November 6, 1944 by Mark Zuehlke( Computer File )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
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 6,000 soldiers perished. Terrible Victory is a powerful story of courage, survival, and skill
Ortona street fight by Mark Zuehlke( file )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 276 libraries worldwide
December 20, 1943. Two Canadian infantry battalions and a tank regiment stand poised on the outskirts of a small Italian port town. They expect to take Ortona quickly. But the German 1st Parachute Division has other ideas. For reasons unknown, Hitler has ordered Ortona held to the last man. Houses, churches and other buildings are dynamited, clogging the streets with rubble. Germans with machine guns lie in ambush. Snipers slip from one rooftop to another. The Canadians seem to have walked into a death trap. This is a battle fought at close range, often hand to hand. Casualties on both sides are heavy. In the end, raw courage and ingenuity save the Canadians
For honour's sake : the War of 1812 and the brokering of an uneasy peace by Mark Zuehlke( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
Publisher description: 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 all of the battles, in which the Americans were unable to hold any of the land they fought for, in which a young woman named Laura Secord raced over the Niagara peninsula to warn of American plans for attack (though how she knew has never been discovered), and in which Canadian troops burned down the White House. Competing American claims insist to this day that, in fact, it was they who were triumphant. But where does the truth lie? Somewhere in the middle, as is revealed in this major new reconsideration from one of Canada's master historians. Drawing on never-before-seen archival material, Zuehlke paints a vibrant picture of the war's major battles, vividly re-creating life in the trenches, the horrifying day-to-day manoeuvring on land and sea, and the dramatic negotiations in the Flemish city of Ghent that brought the war to an unsatisfactory end for both sides. By focusing on the fraught dispute in which British and American diplomats quarrelled as much amongst themselves as with their adversaries, Zuehlke conjures the compromises and backroom deals that yielded conventions resonating in relations between the United States and Canada to this very day
The gallant cause : Canadians in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 by Mark Zuehlke( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 185 libraries worldwide
At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War on July 17, 1936, forty-two thousand Internationals, comprised of Canadians, Americans, and Spaniards, fought together on the side of the Republicans who were trying to throw back fascist dictator General Franco?s troops, which included countless German and Italian soldiers. By October 29, 1938 though, only two thousand Internationals were able to gather for a speech requesting them to withdraw. Despite all their efforts, Spain wanted to continue on its own, hoping the war would become a Spanish affair once again.Drawing on diaries and newly documented
Breakout from Juno First Canadian Army and the Normandy Campaign, July 4-August 21, 1944 by Mark Zuehlke( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
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
Tragedy at Dieppe : Operation Jubilee, August 19, 1942 by Mark Zuehlke( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
"The gripping story of the Canadian Army's disastrous raid on Dieppe -- the tenth installment of the bestselling Canadian Battle Series Nicknamed "the Poor Man's Monte Carlo," Dieppe had no strategic importance in World War II -- but the decision to assault it in August 1942 with the largest raid mounted to that date was political. With the Soviet Union thrown on the ropes by German invasion and America having just entered the war, Britain was under intense pressure to launch a major cross-Channel attack. In Canada, too, the public was calling for action, impatient to see Canadian soldiers wrap up their training in Britain and get into the war. Almost 5,000 Canadians formed the core of a 6,000-strong force. By the raid's end, 913 would be dead or mortally wounded, 1,946 would be prisoners of war and the Dieppe raid would become Canada's most costly day of World War II. Drawing on rare archival documents and personal interviews, Mark Zuehlke examines how the raid came to be and why it went so tragically wrong. From the clashes of personality and ambition among those masterminding the raid to the experiences of the common soldier left to carry it out, this tenth installment of the Canadian Battle Series tells a compelling, unflinching story."--Publisher's website
The Canadian military atlas : the nation's battlefields from the French and Indian wars to Kosovo by Mark Zuehlke( Map )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Brave battalion : the remarkable saga of the 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish) in the First World War by Mark Zuehlke( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
"Mark Zuehlke ... tells the story of the average Canadian who volunteered for the Canadian Expeditionary Force through the lens of one battalion -- the 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish) of the 1st Canadian Infantry Division. This Highland regiment fought in the Ypres Salient and in the Somme, at Vimy and Amiens. It suffered the first gas attack; its ranks were decimated as it fought at virtually every major battle in the European theatre. From the declaration of war to the cessation of hostilities, Zuehlke follows the battalion from marshalling and training in Canad, across the Atlantic to England, and then landing in Europe. In graphic detail, he takes the reader into the trenches and onto the shell-pocked battlefields, through assaults on ridges and wooded valleys"--Dust jacket
Assault on Juno by Mark Zuehlke( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Recounts the day-long assault on heavily-defended Juno Beach by Canadian troops during the Normandy landings on D-Day, an attack which played a key role in the success of the Allied invasion
The Yukon fact book : everything you ever wanted to know about the Yukon by Mark Zuehlke( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
The Alberta fact book : everything you ever wanted to know about Alberta by Mark Zuehlke( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
 
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Zeuhlke, Mark, 1955-
Zuehlke, Mark
Zuehlke, Mark Wayde
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