Month: November 2015

The Gothic Line

The Gothic Line: Canada's Month of Hell in World War II Italy In this third volume of his critically acclaimed trilogy tracing Canada's involvement in World War II's Italian campaign, Mark Zuehlke vividly recounts the Battle of the Gothic Line. The line was meant to...

Ortona

Ortona: Canada's Epic World War II Battle In one blood-soaked, furious week of fighting, from December 20 to December 27, 1943, the 1st Canadian Infantry Division took Ortona, Italy, from elite German paratroopers ordered to hold the medieval port town at all costs....

Excerpt From Operation Husky

Chapter 7: Call This a Fight? From Bark West, 1st Canadian Infantry Division’s inland advance in the early morning hours of July 10 proceeded rapidly. On the division’s right flank, Royal Canadian Regiment captain Slim Liddell’s ‘A’ Company made a beeline across...

The B.C. Fact Book

The B.C. Fact Book: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About British Columbia. Find out what makes Canada's most westernmost province so unique. The B.C. Fact Book presents an eclectic mix of information ranging from archaeology and politics to Nanaimo bars and killer...

Forgotten Victory

Forgotten Victory: First Canadian Army and the Cruel Winter of 1944–45. During the winter of 1944–45, the western Allies desperately sought a strategy that would lead to Germany’s quick defeat. From the Swiss border to the North Sea hundreds of thousands of soldiers...

The Yukon Fact Book

The Yukon Fact Book: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Yukon The Yukon has a history as wild as the wilderness it is still home to today. This selection from The Yukon Fact Book provides a nutshell history of the gold-rush era Mecca that drew men and women...

Excerpt from Juno Beach

Canada's D-Day Victory: June 6, 1944 It was the silence. Major Lockhart Ross Fulton-Lochie to friends-knew intellectually that out there in the impenetrable blackness thousands of other ships surrounded the HMS Canterbury and all steered a precisely charted and timed...

Excerpt from Tragedy at Dieppe

Chapter 18: Murderous Crossfire “It is vital to the success of the operation as a whole that White and Red Beaches be in our hands with minimal delay,” Operation Jubilee’s military plan had asserted. The beach facing Dieppe was about a mile long. White Beach stretched...

Juno Beach

Juno Beach: Canada's D-Day Victory: June 6, 1944 By dawn of June 6, 1944, the rough seas facing three small resort towns in Normandy bristled with an immense armada. More than 6,500 ships prepared to disembark Allied troops in a do-or-die effort: D-Day. The 14,500...

Assault On Juno

Assault On Juno Dawn, June 6, 1944. Off the Normandy coast 5,000 ships carry 131,000 Allied troops. This is D-Day, the long-awaited Allied invasion of German-occupied Europe. The Allies will storm five beaches. The Canadians will land on a five-mile stretch of sand...

Excerpt From The Canadian Military Atlas

Vimy Ridge The winter of 1916–1917 found Canadian Corps facing Vimy Ridge, one of the Western Front’s most disputed positions. At its highest point the five-mile long ridge north of Arras reached 475 feet. Since its capture in 1914 the Germans had transformed the...
The Gothic Line

The Gothic Line

The Gothic Line: Canada's Month of Hell in World War II Italy In this third volume of his critically acclaimed trilogy tracing Canada's involvement in World War II's Italian campaign, Mark Zuehlke vividly recounts the Battle of the Gothic Line. The line was meant to...

Ortona

Ortona

Ortona: Canada's Epic World War II Battle In one blood-soaked, furious week of fighting, from December 20 to December 27, 1943, the 1st Canadian Infantry Division took Ortona, Italy, from elite German paratroopers ordered to hold the medieval port town at all costs....

Excerpt From Operation Husky

Excerpt From Operation Husky

Chapter 7: Call This a Fight? From Bark West, 1st Canadian Infantry Division’s inland advance in the early morning hours of July 10 proceeded rapidly. On the division’s right flank, Royal Canadian Regiment captain Slim Liddell’s ‘A’ Company made a beeline across...

The B.C. Fact Book

The B.C. Fact Book

The B.C. Fact Book: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About British Columbia. Find out what makes Canada's most westernmost province so unique. The B.C. Fact Book presents an eclectic mix of information ranging from archaeology and politics to Nanaimo bars and killer...

Forgotten Victory

Forgotten Victory

Forgotten Victory: First Canadian Army and the Cruel Winter of 1944–45. During the winter of 1944–45, the western Allies desperately sought a strategy that would lead to Germany’s quick defeat. From the Swiss border to the North Sea hundreds of thousands of soldiers...

The Yukon Fact Book

The Yukon Fact Book

The Yukon Fact Book: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Yukon The Yukon has a history as wild as the wilderness it is still home to today. This selection from The Yukon Fact Book provides a nutshell history of the gold-rush era Mecca that drew men and women...

Excerpt from Juno Beach

Excerpt from Juno Beach

Canada's D-Day Victory: June 6, 1944 It was the silence. Major Lockhart Ross Fulton-Lochie to friends-knew intellectually that out there in the impenetrable blackness thousands of other ships surrounded the HMS Canterbury and all steered a precisely charted and timed...

Excerpt from Tragedy at Dieppe

Excerpt from Tragedy at Dieppe

Chapter 18: Murderous Crossfire “It is vital to the success of the operation as a whole that White and Red Beaches be in our hands with minimal delay,” Operation Jubilee’s military plan had asserted. The beach facing Dieppe was about a mile long. White Beach stretched...

Juno Beach

Juno Beach

Juno Beach: Canada's D-Day Victory: June 6, 1944 By dawn of June 6, 1944, the rough seas facing three small resort towns in Normandy bristled with an immense armada. More than 6,500 ships prepared to disembark Allied troops in a do-or-die effort: D-Day. The 14,500...

Assault On Juno

Assault On Juno

Assault On Juno Dawn, June 6, 1944. Off the Normandy coast 5,000 ships carry 131,000 Allied troops. This is D-Day, the long-awaited Allied invasion of German-occupied Europe. The Allies will storm five beaches. The Canadians will land on a five-mile stretch of sand...

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