Brigade: The Fifth Canadian Infantry Brigade in World War II

October 17, 2007|
Brigade: The Fifth Canadian Infantry Brigade in World War II by Terry Copp
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  • Battalion- and company-level account of the vital contributions of Canadian soldiers to victory in Europe in World War II
  • Based on war diaries, casualty reports, and after-action interviews
  • The author is one of Canada's preeminent military historians

    Consisting of the Calgary Highlanders, the Black Watch, and the French-speaking Règiment de Maisonneuve, the 5th Canadian Infantry Brigade landed in France in early July 1944 as part of British General Bernard Montgomery's 21st Army Group. That summer, the brigade participated in hellish battles in Normandy, including Caen and Verriéres Ridge. The 5th went on to distinguish itself in Belgium, where it endured foul weather and fierce resistance near Antwerp in October 1944, and ended the war with bloody streetfighting in the towns of Holland.

  • Terry Copp is professor emeritus of history and director of the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Canadian military history, including Cinderella Army: The Canadians in Northwest Europe, 1944-1945 (0-8020-3925-1) and...
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    Title:Brigade: The Fifth Canadian Infantry Brigade in World War II
    Format:Paperback
    Product dimensions:208 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 in
    Shipping dimensions:208 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 in
    Published:October 17, 2007
    Publisher:Stackpole Books
    Language:English
    Appropriate for ages:All ages
    ISBN - 13:9780811734226

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