Assault on Juno


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Dawn, June 6, 1944. Off the Normandy coast 6,500 ships carry 150,000 Allied troops. This is D-Day, the long-awaited Allied invasion of German-occupied Europe. The Allies will storm five beaches. One is code-named Juno Beach. Here, 14,500 Canadians will land on a five-mile stretch of sand backed by three resort towns. The beach is heavily protected by a seawall, barbed wire, underwater obstacles and hundreds of mines. Behind these defenses a heavily armed German force waits inside thick concrete pillboxes and deep trenches that bristle with machineguns and artillery pieces. About 3,500 Canadians will lead the way. The fate of the invasion is in their hands. They either break the German defenses or die trying. Piling out of small, frail landing craft, they struggle through bullet- and shell-whipped water to gain the sand. And the bloody battle for Juno Beach begins. With his trademark you-are-there style, acclaimed military historian Mark Zuehlke plunges readers into a vivid and powerful account of the day-long battle that put the Allies on the march toward victory in World War II.



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Date de parution 01 mai 2012
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EAN13 9781459802124
Langue English

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Zuehlke, Mark Assault on Juno [electronic resource] / Mark Zuehlke. (Rapid reads)
Electronic monograph. Issued also in print format. ISBN 978-1-4598-0037-3 (PDF).--ISBN 978-1-4598-0212-4 (EPUB)
1. World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France--Normandy. 2. Canada. Canadian Army--History--World War, 1939-1945. 3. Readers (Adult). 4. High interest-low vocabulary books. I. Title. II. Series: Rapid reads (Online) D756.5.N6Z823 2012 940.54’21421 C2011-907751-5
First published in the United States, 2012 Library of Congress Control Number:2011943698
Summary:A dramatic account of the Canadian Forces attack on Juno Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944—a battle that began the march toward victory in World War II.
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In memory of my father, Charles Walter Zuehlke (1920–2011).