The Canadian Battlefields in Italy: The Gothic Line and the Battle of the Rivers: The Gothic Line and the Battle of the Rivers by Eric McgeerThe Canadian Battlefields in Italy: The Gothic Line and the Battle of the Rivers: The Gothic Line and the Battle of the Rivers by Eric Mcgeer

The Canadian Battlefields in Italy: The Gothic Line and the Battle of the Rivers: The Gothic Line…

byEric Mcgeer, Matt Symes

Paperback | August 9, 2010

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The third of the LCMSDS battlefield guides to concentrate on the Canadian forces in Italy, The Canadian Battlefields in Italy: The Gothic Line and the Battle of the Rivers continues the journey through the Gothic Line, Canada’s greatest battle of the Italian Campaign, and on to Ravenna, where Canadian soldiers fought doggedly against the enemy and the elements in a remote corner of the war. The guidebook offers a broad introduction to the campaigns, concise summaries of each stage of the fighting, and itineraries that allow Canadian visitors to explore the battles from the most important perspective—the physical setting itself. Three-dimensional maps familiarize readers with the landscape and features that affected the course of the battles, while contemporary photos and war art recapture the scene as contemporaries saw it.

Eric McGeer holds a PhD from the Université de Montréal and teaches at St. Clement’s School in Toronto. He is the author of Words of Valediction and Remembrance: Canadian Epitaphs of the Second World War and several books on warfare and law in ancient Byzantium. Matt Symes has worked and taught extensively on the history of war and m...
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Title:The Canadian Battlefields in Italy: The Gothic Line and the Battle of the Rivers: The Gothic Line…Format:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 10.93 × 8.5 × 0.29 inPublished:August 9, 2010Publisher:Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament StudiesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1926804074

ISBN - 13:9781926804071

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Table of Contents for
The Canadian Battlefields in Italy: The Gothic Line and the Battle of the Rivers by Eric McGeer with Matt Symes

The Gothic Line

Introduction

The Gothic Line

Background

History

To the Threshold of the Gothic Line

Breaking the Gothic Line

Breaking Green II

The Rimini Line

The Tour

Tour 1—To the Threshold of the Gothic Line

Tour 2—Breaking the Gothic Line

Tour 3—Breaking Green II

Tour 4—The Rimini Line

The Battle of the Rivers

Introduction

The Battle of the Rivers

History

The Advance to the Lamone (Operation “Chuckle”)

From the Lamone to the Canale Naviglio

To the Senio

The Tour

Tour 1—The Advance to the Lamone (Operation “Chuckle”)

Tour 2—From the Lamone to the Canale Naviglio

Tour 3—To the Senio

Additional Information

Travel Information

Suggestions for further reading

Canadian Order of Battle

Epilogue