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Название: Breakout from Juno: First Canadian Army and the Normandy Campaign, July 4-August 21, 1944 Автор: Mark Zuehlke Издательство: Douglas & McIntyre ISBN: 1553653254 Год: 2012 Формат: EPUB Страниц: 496 Размер: 4,7 МБ Язык: Английский
The ninth book in the Canadian Battle Series, Breakout from Juno, is the first dramatic chronicling of Canada's pivotal role throughout the entire Normandy Campaign following the D-Day landings. On July 4, 1944, the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division won the village of Carpiquet but not the adjacent airfield. Instead of a speedy victory, the men faced a bloody fight. The Canadians advanced relentlessly at a great cost in bloodshed. Within 2 weeks the 2nd Infantry and 4th Armoured divisions joined coming together as the First Canadian Army. The soldiers fought within a narrow landscape extending a mere 21 miles from Caen to Falaise. They won a two-day battle for VerriÃ¨res Ridge starting on July 21, after 1,500 casualties.