The Liri Valley: Canada's World War II Breakthrough to Rome by Mark Zuehlke

The Liri Valley: Canada's World War II Breakthrough to Rome

byMark Zuehlke

Kobo ebook | December 1, 2009

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The second instalment in military historian Mark Zuehlke’s compelling World War II tales of Canadians overcoming insurmountable odds in Italy.

For the allied armies fighting their way up the Italian boot in early 1944, Rome was the prize that could only be won through one of the greatest offensives of the war. Following upon his book about the battle of Ortona, Mark Zuehlke returns to the Mediterranean theatre of World War II with this gripping tribute to the valiant Canadians who opened the way for the Allies to take Rome.

The Liri Valley is testament to the bravery of these Canadians, like the badly wounded Captain Pierre Potvin, who survived more than thirty hours alone in the hell of no man’s land. This book, like the battle it records, will live long in readers’ memories.
Title:The Liri Valley: Canada's World War II Breakthrough to RomeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 1, 2009Publisher:D & M PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1926706080

ISBN - 13:9781926706085

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally, a Canadian perspective An excellent book on an excellent subject. So many times you read historical accounts where Canada's exploits are attributed to "the Allies" while any blunders are specified as 'Canadian'. In general the vast feats of Canada's soldiers in WWII are severely lacking in literature and this conflict in particular is sorely neglected so it is with great anticipation I read 'The Liri Valley'. Zuehlke does an excellent job of covering the overall battles right down to the individuals with details on the main players. Unlike typical historical accounts this one actually had my heart pounding in anticipation. A real page turner! The book is not without its inaccuracies but these can be attributed to typos. These typos can take you out of the moment and go "huh!?" but overall the little they do detract is made up for in excellent writing and beautiful detail.
Date published: 2007-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Long overdue account of our heroic Canadians If the writer's job is to entertain and inform, and the historian's task is to keep the past alive by making it real for those in the present, then this writer/historian has done his jobs. I picked it up because my grandfather and great-uncles slugged through this campaign as part of an anti-tank unit. I remembered my great-uncle telling little snippets about the Liri Valley and Gothic Line, but he never went into detail. Now I know why ... it was one of the roughest campaigns of the war. And as usual, this is a piece of our history that we as Canadians should all be so proud of, but nobody knows about it. Please read it, encourage school kids to read it ...
Date published: 2003-09-04