On to Victory

On to Victory

The Canadian Liberation of the Netherlands, March 23 - May 5, 1945

Book - 2010
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BOOK EIGHT in the Canadian Battle Series.

On to Victory nbsp;is the little-told story of the tense final days of World War II, remembered in the Netherlands as "the sweetest of springs," which saw the country's liberation from German occupation. The Liberation Campaign, a series of fierce, desperate battles during the last three months of the war, was bittersweet. A nation's freedom was won and the war concluded, but these final hostilities cost Canada 6,298 casualties, including 1,482 dead. With his trademark "you are there" style that draws upon official records, veteran memories, and a keen understanding of the combat experience, Mark Zuehlke brings to life this concluding chapter in the story of Canada in World War II.

Published to coincide with the 65th anniversary of Canada's dramatic liberation of Holland. May 4, 2010 , will mark the 65th anniversary of the end of the fighting for Canada's army and the conclusion of the Netherlands' liberation. Major events of remembrance, both here and in the Netherlands, will celebrate this milestone.

Publisher: Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, c2010.
ISBN: 9781553654308
Characteristics: 525 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill., maps ;,25 cm.


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Mar 01, 2018

Reading the Canadian Battle Series from the start to the liberation of Holland and acts of help to feed and stop the starvation of the Dutch is outstanding. Being a Canadian and having the chance to follow my family war time units the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Calgary Highlanders and the PPCLI through the War is a great gift given by Mark Zuehlke, thank you.

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