Terrible Victory: First Canadian Army and the Scheldt Estuary Campaign, September 13–November 6, 1944
Told to open Antwerp at any cost, First Canadian Army slammed hard against heavily entrenched German forces ordered to die in place. For 55 days, a titanic contest between two equally determined foes ensued—fought at close quarters in ground devoid of protective cover and in appalling conditions where each day was colder and wetter than the one before.
Published by Douglas & McIntyre, 2007: 545 pages.
The Toronto Star
“Zuehlke tells the story well, and his work is a welcome addition to Second World War literature on the subject.”
Esprit de Corps
“Zuehlke has produced another winner. Terrible Victory covers the little known series of battles to wrest the strategically vital Scheldt estuary from the Germans….it was a tough grinding slog that resulted in more Canadian deaths than any other battle in the war. Zuehlke brings this story to light in his inimitable style.”