Douglas & McIntyre
Terrible Victory

Book details:

June 2008
ISBN 978-1-77162-030-7
Paperback - Trade
6" x 9 1/4"
576 pages
6 b&w illustrations, 22 b&w photographs
History / Military
$27.95 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

Terrible Victory

First Canadian Army and the Scheldt Estuary Campaign: September 13 - November 6, 1944

The latest paperback in the best-selling series from an author Canadian Military calls “one of Canada’s best historical writers.”


“Zuehlke’s skill in writing battle narrative remains unsurpassed . . . an enormously engaging, heart-rending, and exciting read.” —Quill and Quire, starred review

On September 4, 1944, Antwerp, Europe’s largest port, fell to the Second British Army and it seemed the war would soon be won. But Antwerp was of little value unless the West Scheldt Estuary linking it to the North Sea was also in Allied hands. In his greatest blunder of the war, Field Marshal Montgomery turned his back on the port, leaving the First Canadian Army to fight its way up the long coastal flank. By the time the Canadians and others serving with them reached the area, it had been transformed into a fortress manned by troops ordered to fight to the death. Crushing the Nazi defenders required all of the Canadians’ courage, endurance and skill. The battle that raged until November was Canada’s bloodiest of World War ii, costing more than 6,000 casualties.

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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