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Riassunto: A masterful retelling one of the major victories of Canadian troops over the German army?s elite division during WWII.
In one blood-soaked, furious week of fighting, from December 20 to December 27, 1943, the 1st Canadian Infantry Division took the town of Ortona, Italy, from elite German paratroopers ordered to hold the medieval port town at all costs. Infantrymen serving in the Loyal Edmonton Regiment and the Seaforth Highlanders, supported by tankers of the Three Rivers Regiment, moved from house to house in hand-to-hand combat amid heavy shelling and wrested the town from the grip of the fierce German defenders. Getting into Ortona had been a battle of its own. Ortona, the pearl of the Adriatic, stands on a promontory impregnable from three sides, with seacliffs on the north and east, and a deep ravine on the west. The Canadian infantrymen, drawn from virtually every corner of Canada, attacked from the south under the command of Major-General Chris Vokes, fighting across narrow gullies, mud-choked vineyards and olive groves, into the narrow streets of Ortona itself. When the vicious battle was over, 2605 Canadians were dead or wounded. But the town that had become known as "Little Stalingrad" was now in Allied hands.
Mark Zuehlke is the author of the critically acclaimed Canadian Battle Series and many other books. He has worked as a journalist, been educated as a historian and written award-winning fiction. The Canadian Battle Series is the most detailed accounting of any army during World War II ever written by a single author. In recognition of his work, Mark Zuehlke has been shortlisted for the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Popular Media - The Pierre Berton Award. The award will be presented on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013. Zuehlke lives in Victoria, B.C.
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Descrizione libro Stoddart, 1999. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP82297912
Descrizione libro Stoddart. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Codice libro della libreria 2721941765
Descrizione libro Stoddart. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Codice libro della libreria G0773731989I5N00
Descrizione libro Stoddart. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Codice libro della libreria G0773731989I3N00
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97807737319813.0
Descrizione libro Stoddart, Toronto, ON, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. xv (2) 443pp, 4 maps,16p b/w photographs. A nice copy. (Due to the size/weight of this book, an extra shipping charge may apply to destinations outside the U.S.A.). Codice libro della libreria 180013
Descrizione libro Stoddart, Toronto, Ontario, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good, Not Price Clipped. Canadian First. Complete number line from 1 to 5; some edge wear to boards and dust jacket; otherwise a solid, clean copy with no marking or underlining; collectible condition; illustrated with black and white photographs. Codice libro della libreria 006892
Descrizione libro Stoddart, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0773731989
Descrizione libro Stoddart, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. First. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0773731989
Descrizione libro Stoddard Publishing Co. Limited, Toronto, 1999. Hardcover with dust jacket. Condizione libro: Very good`. 8vo. 443 Pp. Maps and b&w. illus. Codice libro della libreria 28035