Juno Beach: Canada's D-Day Victory - June 6, 1944 by Mark Zuehlke

Juno Beach: Canada's D-Day Victory - June 6, 1944

byMark Zuehlke

Kobo ebook | July 1, 2009

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On June 6, 1944 the greatest armada in history stood off Normandy and the largest amphibious invasion ever began as 107,000 men aboard 6,000 ships pressed toward the coast. Among this number were 18,000 Canadians, who were to land on a five-mile long stretch of rocky ledges fronted by a wide expanse of sand. Code named Juno Beach. Here, sheltered inside concrete bunkers and deep trenches, hundreds of German soldiers waited to strike the first assault wave with some ninety 88-millimetre guns, fifty mortars, and four hundred machineguns. A four-foot-high sea wall ran across the breadth of the beach and extending from it into the surf itself were ranks of tangled barbed wire, tank and vessel obstacles, and a maze of mines.

Of the five Allied forces landing that day, they were scheduled to be the last to reach the sand. Juno was also the most exposed beach, their day’s objectives eleven miles inland were farther away than any others, and the opposition awaiting them was believed greater than that facing any other force. At battle's end one out of every six Canadians in the invasion force was either dead or wounded. Yet their grip on Juno Beach was firm.
Title:Juno Beach: Canada's D-Day Victory - June 6, 1944Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 1, 2009Publisher:D & M PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1926685709

ISBN - 13:9781926685700

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read This was a easy to read book detailing Canada's involvement in the D-Day Landings. It was the right mix of a technical look at the flow of the battle and the experiences of the people involved at the sharp end of the fighting. Highly recommended for any person interested in Canada's role in WWII.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wow- for once someone tells canadas side canada was in this war almost from day one ,but we were known as british soldiers.read any history and all you hear about the allies is britain,russia and the late comers usa.but canada faught amazing battles everywhere and lost many men.without her imput many men would be lost from other countries and the war may have taken a different turn. great author and interesting-a read like your there book. was so good i read his follow up to juno and am now on his third book on italy-great history.
Date published: 2011-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read one and you will want them all A blow by blow retelling of the June 6th D-Day landing at Juno. This is a must have book for anyone interested in the Canadians involvement on D-Day and the price they paid for our freedom.
Date published: 2010-08-01