Juno Beach: Canada’s D-Day Victory: June 6, 1944
This book recreates this pivotal day of World War II, from planning through attack. Falling through a black night, praying to land on target were the newly trained Canadian paratroopers, among the first Allies on French soil. Canadian soldiers, most untested in battle, crossed the English Channel during a night storm and ran off landing craft into a deadly sea. Juno Beach is their story, shared at last in the rich detail their achievement deserves.
Published by Douglas & McIntyre, 2004: 414 pages.
Editor’s Choice Award Winner for 2004 by Stone and Stone World War II Books.
2005 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize Finalist