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On to Victory
The Canadian Liberation of the Netherlands, March 23-May 5, 1945
by Mark Zuehlke
Available for shipping May 1st. The eighth Canadian Battle Series volume is the little-told story of the tense final days of World War II, remembered in the Netherlands as “the sweetest of springs,” which saw the country’s liberation from German occupation. The Liberation Campaign, a series of fierce, desperate battles during the last three months of the war, was bittersweet. A nation’s freedom was won and the war concluded, but these final hostilities cost Canada 6,298 casualties, including 1,482 dead. With his trademark “you are there” style that draws upon official records, veteran memories, and a keen understanding of the combat experience, Mark Zuehlke brings to life this concluding chapter in the story of Canada in World War II. May 4, 2010, will mark the 65th anniversary of the end of the fighting for Canada’s army and the conclusion of the Netherlands’ liberation. Major events of remembrance, both here and in the Netherlands, will celebrate this milestone.
Hardcover, 416 pages, 30 black and white photographs.
USD 34.95 / CAD 34.95