Douglas & McIntyre
On to Victory

Book details:

November 2011
ISBN 978-1-55365-813-9
Paperback - Trade
6" x 9"
536 pages
30 b&w photographs
Military
$27.95 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

On to Victory

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

“This volume, and indeed the entire [Canadian Battle] series, can only cement Zuehlke’s position as among our foremost chroniclers of Canada at war.” —Globe and Mail


“This volume, and indeed the entire [Canadian Battle] series, can only cement Zuehlke’s position as among our foremost chroniclers of Canada at war.” —Globe and Mail

“Zuehlke’s signature achievement has been to offer Canadians that missing story. He writes brilliantly… With On to Victory, Zuehlke continues building a canon all his own.” —Quill & Quire

“This is good history, told well, and makes for powerful reading.” —Canada’s History

The eighth Canadian Battle Series volume 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.

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