Engels | Druk: 1 | Paperback | 9781553658139 | 525 pagina's
It is remembered in the Netherlands as "the sweetest of springs," the one that saw the country's liberation from German occupation. But for the soldiers of First Canadian army, who fought their way across the Rhine River and then through Holland and northwest Germany, that spring of 1945 was bittersweet. While the Dutch were being liberated from the grinding boot heel of the Nazis, their freedom was being paid for in Canadian lives lost.
On to Victory is the story of those final cruel days of the war. From the brutal battlefields of Holland and northwest Germany where a collapsing enemy army still fought with fierce determination, to the unique truce in which the Germans and Allies provided food to millions of Dutch citizens starved almost to death, to those heady moments when each town and city was finally liberated, this is the little-told story of First Canadian Army's last campaign of World War II. With his trademark "you are there" style that draws upon official records, veteran memories, and a keen understanding of the experience of combat, Mark Zuehlke brings to life this final chapter in the story of Canada in World War II.
|On to Victory Engels | Druk: 1 | Paperback | 9781553658139 | 525 pagina's|
|Aantal pagina's||525 pagina's|
|Extra groot lettertype||Nee|
|Verpakking breedte||152 mm|
|Verpakking hoogte||36 mm|
|Verpakking lengte||231 mm|