An army of never-ending strength : reinforcing the Canadians in northwest Europe, 1944-45 (eBook, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
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An army of never-ending strength : reinforcing the Canadians in northwest Europe, 1944-45

Author: Arthur W Gullachsen
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2021]
Series: Studies in Canadian military history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An army may march on its stomach, but it needs more than hot dinners to fight. As Canadians battled through Northwest Europe in the late stages of the Second World War, how did they reinforce their front line? And at what cost? An Army of Never-Ending Strength investigates the operational record of the First Canadian Army during 1944-45 to provide detailed insight into previously unexplored areas of its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gullachsen, Arthur W., 1973-
army of never-ending strength.
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2021
(OCoLC)1162547050
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur W Gullachsen
ISBN: 9780774864848 0774864842 9780774864831 0774864834
OCLC Number: 1199007187
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Personnel Reinforcements --
The Sixty-Day Shortage --
Vehicles and Weapons --
Army Doctrine and Losses --
Formations and Their Units --
The Normandy Campaign --
Channel Ports, Scheldt, and the River Mass --
Veritable, Blockbuster, and War's End --
An Assessment of Canadian Formations.
Series Title: Studies in Canadian military history.
Responsibility: Arthur W. Gullachsen.
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"An army may march on its stomach, but it needs more than hot dinners to fight. As Canadians battled through Northwest Europe in the late stages of the Second World War, how did they reinforce their front line? And at what cost? An Army of Never-Ending Strength investigates the operational record of the First Canadian Army during 1944-45 to provide detailed insight into previously unexplored areas of its administrative systems, structure, and troop and equipment levels. Relying heavily on primary resources and data, Captain Arthur W. Gullachsen demonstrates the army's effectiveness at replacing its losses. The units of its three traditional combat arms--infantry, armour, and artillery--were steadily reinforced and their strength sustained. Personnel challenges did arise for the Canadian Infantry Corps during the Normandy campaign, but their impact was temporary and has been largely overstated. Close analysis of monthly resources, losses, and replacement flow reveals that the total fighting power of the First Canadian Army was never inhibited for long. An Army of Never-Ending Strength draws a powerful conclusion: the administrative and logistical capability of the Canadian Army created a constant state of overwhelming offensive strength, which made a marked contribution to eventual Allied victory."--

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