Ortona Street Fight
December 20, 1943. Two Canadian infantry battalions and a tank regiment stand poised on the outskirts of a small Italian port town. They expect to take Ortona quickly. But the German 1st Parachute Division has other ideas. Hitler has ordered the city held to the last man. Ortona Street Fight is a riveting account of what is considered one of the most epic battles Canadian soldiers ever fought.
A new addition to the popular Rapid Reads imprint, Ortona Street Fight is a perfect book for young readers, reluctant readers, or anyone just looking for a quick, absorbing, and informative look at one of the most significant chapters in Canada’s World War II history. Coming to book stores in late April.
Published by Raven Books, an imprint of Orca Book Publishers: 2011. 138 pages.