Holding Juno: Canada's Heroic Defence of the D-Day Beaches: June 7-12, 1944 (Canadian Battle #5)
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...more
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 ...more
|Play Book Tag: Holding Juno: Canada's Heroic Defence of the D-Day Beaches / Mark Zuehlke. 2.5 stars||12||14||Nov 23, 2016 04:30PM|
Fascinated by Canada’s military heritage, Mark first set to writing about the role Canadia ...more