Douglas & McIntyre
Operation Husky

Book details:

November 2008
ISBN 978-1-55365-324-0
Hardcover
6" x 9 1/4"
480 pages
5 b&w illustrations
History
History / Military
$36.95 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

Operation Husky

The Canadian Invasion of Sicily, July 10–August 7, 1943

A soldiers’-eye view of the invasion that marked the beginning of Canada’s fighting efforts in World War II, from our pre-eminent popular military historian.


July 10, 1943: Aboard over two thousand ships—the largest armada in history—two great Allied Armies readied to invade Sicily. This was Operation Husky, the first step towards winning a toehold in fascist occupied Europe. Among the invaders were 20,000 troops serving in the 1st Canadian Infantry Division and 1st Canadian Tank Brigade—in their first combat experience. Over the next twenty-eight days, the Canadian and other Allied troops carved a path through rugged land despite fierce German opposition.

Operation Husky is story of the young men who battled here, told as only Mark Zuehlke can tell it. Of his other acclaimed books, Quill and Quire declared: “With his signature style of record, Zuehlke’s skill in writing battle narrative remains unsurpassed.” He brings to Operation Husky the same vividly written accounts that put the reader into the heart of Canada’s first divisional-scale campaign of World War ii.

About the Author

Mark  Zuehlke

Mark Zuehlke

Hailed by Jack Granatstein as Canada’s leading popular military historian and the winner of the 2014 Pierre Berton Award for popularizing Canadian History, ...

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