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Holding Juno: Canada's Heroic Defence of the D-Day Beaches: June 7-12, 1944 (Canadian Battle #5)

4.25  ·  Rating Details ·  73 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews

As June 6, 1944 passed it to history, the Allied battle hold onto the French soil won on D-Day began. Six miles inland from Juno Beach, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division had advanced, at great cost in lives, farther than any other allied division. But an even grimmer, bloodier fight that winning the beach awaited. Infantry and tankers now slammed head-on into the fury of the

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Published December 1st 2009 by Douglas & McIntyre Publishing Group (first published August 4th 2005)
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LibraryCin
2.5 stars

This is Zuehlke’s second book covering D-Day. focusing on Canadian troops at Juno Beach. The first book focused on that exact day. This one continues with the days following, from June 7-12, 1944.

I liked the first one. I’m not sure if the style was any different (it’s been 3 years since I read it), if I just wasn’t in the mood as much, this time (though I purposely read it over Remembrance Day), or what, but it just didn’t draw me in this time. Some parts did, particularly the 12th SS
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John
Oct 30, 2016 John rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book 2 of 3 of Zuehlke's D-Day/Normandy Canadian saga. As always, meticulous research. Also, as always, stories of incredible courage by Canadian soldiers, and some murderously stupid decisions from above. In this portion of history, there are also a number of outright murders of Canadian prisoners committed by the young fanatics of 12 SS "Hitlerjugend" division and its officers who were acclimatized by fighting on the eastern front. These post-D-Day battles were fierce, but somewhat forgotten. ...more
Michael Evans
Feb 06, 2013 Michael Evans rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great account of of the days following the D-day landing for the Canadian Division.
Philippe
Sep 04, 2014 Philippe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Ordinary men and women who did the seemingly impossible. Excellent account of our troops in action. Does not pull any punches.
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On January 1, 1981, Mark Zuehlke walked away from a journalism career to pursue magazine and book writing fulltime. He has never looked back. In 1992, Mark published his first book—Magazine Writing From the Boonies (co-authored with Louise Donnelly)—and now concentrates almost exclusively on writing of books.

Fascinated by Canada’s military heritage, Mark first set to writing about the role Canadia
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