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Canadian Forces in World War II

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Canadian Forces in World War II
by Osprey
Author: Rene Chartrand
Publish Year: 2001
Pages: 48
Dimensions: 7.25x9.75x.25"
Restockable: Yes
Mfg. part #: OSPMAA359
Type: Softcover
Series: MAA359


Canada was the first Commonwealth country to send troops to Britain in 1939. During 1939-45 hundreds of thousands of Canadians - more than 40 percent of the male population between the ages of 18 and 45, and virtually all of them volunteers - enlisted. Canadians fought with tragic courage at Hong Kong and Dieppe; with growing strength and confidence in Sicily, Italy and Normandy; and finally provided an entire Army for the liberation of NW Europe. This concise account of an extraordinary national effort in the cause of freedom is supported by data tables, photos, and eight color plates by Canada's most knowledgeable military illustrator.