By Mark Zuehlke
The 9th publication within the Canadian conflict sequence, Breakout from Juno, is the 1st dramatic chronicling of Canada's pivotal position during the complete Normandy crusade following the D-Day landings.
On July four, 1944, the third Canadian Infantry department received the village of Carpiquet yet no longer the adjoining airfield. rather than a quick victory, the lads confronted a bloody struggle. The Canadians complex relentlessly at a very good rate in bloodshed. inside 2 weeks the 2d Infantry and 4th Armoured divisions joined coming jointly because the First Canadian Army.
The infantrymen fought inside of a slender panorama extending an insignificant 21 miles from Caen to Falaise. They received a two-day conflict for Verrières Ridge beginning on July 21, after 1,500 casualties. extra bloody battles undefined, till eventually, on August 21, the narrowing hole that were constructing at Falaise closed whilst American and Canadian troops shook fingers. The German military in Normandy were destroyed, simply 18,000 of approximately 400,000 males escaping. The Allies suffered 206,000 casualties, of which 18,444 have been Canadians.
Breakout from Juno is a narrative of unusual heroism, patience and sacrifice by means of Canada's international battle II volunteer military and will pay tribute to Canada's veterans.