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
Quill & Quire
destined to become the defining popular history of Canada’s D-Day battle. No other battle narrative comes close to the breadth and depth of detail, nor the clarity of presentation.
a fine literary accomplishment. Zuehlke successfully recreates that fateful day.
An exciting and moving narrative.. It is distinctive in elevating the Canadians from footnote status to tell their own story.