By Mark Zuehlke
Sunrise, June 6, 1944. Off the Normandy coast 6,500 ships hold 150,000 Allied troops. this can be D-Day, the long-awaited Allied invasion of German-occupied Europe. The Allies will typhoon 5 shorelines. One is code-named Juno seashore. the following, 14,500 Canadians will land on a five-mile stretch of sand subsidized by way of 3 lodge cities. The seashore is seriously secure through a seawall, barbed cord, underwater hindrances and 1000's of mines. in the back of those defenses a seriously armed German strength waits within thick concrete pillboxes and deep trenches that bristle with machine-guns and artillery pieces.
About 3,500 Canadians will cleared the path. The destiny of the invasion is of their arms. They both holiday the German defenses or die making an attempt. Piling out of small, frail touchdown craft, they try via bullet- and shell-whipped water to achieve the sand. And the bloody conflict for Juno seashore begins.
With his trademark you-are-there variety, acclaimed army historian Mark Zuehlke plunges readers right into a vibrant and strong account of the day-long conflict that placed the Allies at the march towards victory in international struggle II.
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