JUNO: CANADIANS AT D-DAY, JUNE 6, 1944.

By: Barris, Ted. Foreword by John Keegan.

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Book Condition: Very Good+


311 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "On June 6, 1944, nearly 15,000 Canadians - at sea, in the air, and on the ground - joined the long-anticipated D-Day invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe on the Normandy beaches. The piece of ground on which the Canadian fought so hard against heavily armed and entrenched German troops was code-named 'Juno'. On that day, the Canadians fought their way farther inland than any other Allied troops. For Canada, this was an extraordinary moment of bravery, sacrifice, and coming of age in the nation's history. (This book) tells the story of Juno in the voices of the men who were there - young farmers from Manitoba and Saskatchewan, fresh-faced high-school graduates from Ontario, workers from mines and factories in the Maritimes, and eager recruits from Quebec and Newfoundland. In what might be described as 'Canada's longest day', we join the action hour by hour, minute by minute. We take to the skies with the airmen who flew fighters and bombers over the beaches. We ply the Channel with the sailors who swept the waters of German mines and navigated landing craft to the French coastline. We go in with troops who leapt off those craft into waters bristling with booby-trapped obstacles and raked by machine gun fire to establish a foothold on Juno Beach. Ted Barris has interviewed hundreds of veterans to piece together one of Canada's proudest days, and one of the most significant battles of our time." Minor wrinkle at top of spine; place, date and initials on one preliminary page. Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at top of spine.

Title: JUNO: CANADIANS AT D-DAY, JUNE 6, 1944.

Author Name: Barris, Ted. Foreword by John Keegan.

Categories: Military - World War II,

Publisher: Toronto, Thomas Allen: 2004

ISBN Number: 0887621333

ISBN Number 13: 9780887621338

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 25370

Keywords: Normandy, Canadian Army, Juno Beach, Infantry, Armoured, Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Regina, Le Regiment de la Chaudiere, Queen's Own, North Shore (New Brunswick), Fort Garry Horse, Sherbrooke Fusiliers, 1st Battalion Scottish, RCAF, Air Force, Parchute, ,