Mark Zuehlke

Cinderella Campaign: First Canadian Army and the Channel Port Battles

Cinderella Campaign: First Canadian Army and the Channel Port Battles They thought of themselves as the "Cinderella Army," and international correspondents agreed. This was because First Canadian Army had been relegated to the left flank of the Allied advance toward...

Excerpt From Cinderella Campaign: First Canadian Army and the Channel Port Battles

Introduction: No Time Could Be Wasted In three days, the hell of war was to engulf the old French port of Boulogne. Just as its German garrison was instructed to defend Boulogne to the last bullet and breath, Allied high command had made its capture and opening to...

Scoundrels, Dreamers & Second Sons

British Remittance Men in the Canadian West 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...

Excerpt From Through Blood and Sweat

From the museum, a group of us travel in several cars to the junction of the main highway and the road to Valguarnera, where fifteen markers have been planted. They have been set out in three groups of five. The dozen or so people present conduct a short ceremony at...

Through Blood and Sweat: A Remembrance Trek Across Sicily’s World War II Battlegrounds

Through Blood and Sweat: A Remembrance Trek Across Sicily's World War II Battlegrounds Through Blood and Sweat takes readers on a memorable, thought-provoking march in the footsteps of 1st Canadian Infantry Division in 1943. During Operation Husky 2013, a group of...

Through Blood and Sweat Released

"We should not need [monuments] to picture a past battlefield and the horrors endured there. But their presence definitely helps to focus the mind, reinforce the solemnity of emotion that is so inherent in the act of remembrance." Through Blood and Sweat takes readers...

2014 Winner of the Pierre Berton Award

Proud to have won the 2014 Governor General's History Award for Popular Media, The Pierre Berton Award. Great honour to receive the award personally from the Governor General David Johnston at Rideau Hall, Ottawa. Article From CanadasHistory.ca

Windsor Star Article By Gord Henderson

Seventy years ago Saturday, millions of Canadians were hovering around radios waiting anxiously for news from a small, little-known port city on Italy’s Adriatic Coast. For my late mum and Lord knows how many of her generation, the word Ortona, given its heartbreaking...

Brave Battalion E-Book Released

On October 29, 2013 the new e-book version of Brave Battalion goes on sale via all e-book platforms everywhere.

Tragedy at Dieppe Interviews and Media

Interview with Joseph Planta of The Commentary. Article in the Chatham Daily News, November 4, 2012.

Breakout from Juno Media

Breakout from Juno is attracting extensive media coverage. Here are some links to where excerpts and reviews have been published. Rocky Mountain Outlook review   McNally Robinson selects Breakout as Book of the Day on Remembrance Day, 2011   Mini Armour Reflections in...

Books In The Works

Number Four in the Elias McCann Series. Title: TBA. Mystery: Still a secret. Publication date: TBA. The Cinderella Campaign: First Canadian Army and the Channel Port Battles Breaking out of the Normandy bridgehead in late August 1944, the Allies hoped to win the war...

Douglas and McIntyre Interview

The Dieppe raid was the first major action the Canadian Army fought in Europe during World War II. Yet Tragedy at Dieppe is the tenth volume in your Canadian Battle Series. Why so long getting to this story? I first started writing about the role Canada’s army played...

Excerpt from Breakout From Juno

Chapter 1: Little Short of Hell Both Carpiquet airfield and village were held by the 12th SS (Hitlerjugend) Panzer Division, which had proven a tenacious and ruthless foe during the June 7–12 fighting. All SS divisions were fierce and fanatical, but the 12th SS was...

Excerpt From Assault On Juno

Chapter Two A coin toss decided it. Two of the four Queen's Own Rifles companies would be part of the assault on Juno Beach. The four company commanders tossed coins to decide who would have the honor. The Dalton brothers won. They would each have the honor of leading...

Excerpt From Brave Battalion

Chapter Three: Baptism—April 22–May 4, 1915 The Canadians knew nothing about the strength or composition of enemy forces facing them, for there had been no time for any reconnaissance. Advancing in the dark, they could see neither the German trench nor any sign of...

The Liri Valley

The Liri Valley: Canada's World War II Breakthrough to Rome For the Allied armies fighting their way up the Italian boot in early 1944, Rome was the prize that could be won through one of the greatest offensives of the war. The Liri Valley was a long, flat corridor...

Excerpt From Carry Tiger To Mountain

Prologue There was no warning. One moment the old freighter cruised on a gentle sea toward a narrow, rocky shoreline backed by towering green mountains whose summits were cloaked by silky bands of stratus cloud. The next, the temperature plummeted and the cloud rolled...

Excerpt From Ortona

Chapter 26: They Always Mess Things Up A bold dash. Another madman's gamble. Major Jim Stone believed he knew how to smash through 1st Parachute Division's defences along Corso Vittorio Emanuele. If the German intent was to funnel the Canadians down its length through...

Sweep Lotus

Sweep Lotus When the corpse of a girl known only as Sparrow is found wrapped in barbed wire on a storm-swept beach, community coroner Elias McCann must investigate the sadistic killing. Suspects abound in The Family, a gaggle of homeless youths led by a grizzled...

Scoundrels, Dreamers & Second Sons

British Remittance Men in the Canadian West 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...

Excerpt From Through Blood and Sweat

Excerpt From Through Blood and Sweat

From the museum, a group of us travel in several cars to the junction of the main highway and the road to Valguarnera, where fifteen markers have been planted. They have been set out in three groups of five. The dozen or so people present conduct a short ceremony at...

Through Blood and Sweat Released

Through Blood and Sweat Released

"We should not need [monuments] to picture a past battlefield and the horrors endured there. But their presence definitely helps to focus the mind, reinforce the solemnity of emotion that is so inherent in the act of remembrance." Through Blood and Sweat takes readers...

2014 Winner of the Pierre Berton Award

2014 Winner of the Pierre Berton Award

Proud to have won the 2014 Governor General's History Award for Popular Media, The Pierre Berton Award. Great honour to receive the award personally from the Governor General David Johnston at Rideau Hall, Ottawa. Article From CanadasHistory.ca

Windsor Star Article By Gord Henderson

Seventy years ago Saturday, millions of Canadians were hovering around radios waiting anxiously for news from a small, little-known port city on Italy’s Adriatic Coast. For my late mum and Lord knows how many of her generation, the word Ortona, given its heartbreaking...

About the Author

Mark Zuehlke is an award-winning author generally considered to be Canada’s foremost popular military historian. His Canadian Battle Series is the most exhaustive recounting of the battles and campaigns fought by any nation during World War II to have been written by a single author.

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The River Battles: Canada’s Final Campaign in World War II Italy

The River Battles: Canada’s Final Campaign in World War II Italy The Canadians called it the Promised Land. In late September 1944, the Emilia-Romagna plain before I Canadian Corps stretched to the far horizon—a deceptively wide-open space where surely the tanks could...