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As an American (hence by default I am likely more American-centric in my readings and studies) I knew nothing (short of having heard of the town) about Ortona's place within the larger context of WWII, or that it holds such a prominent place in the history of Canadian troops to have fought in Europe in 1944-45
Getting into Ortona had been a battle of its own. Ortona, the pearl of the Adriatic, stands on a promontory . A full-time writer since 1980, Mark Zuehlke had published several hundred magazine and newspaper articles before turning in the early 1990s to primarily writing books.
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.
Part of the Italian Campaign (World War II), the battle to liberate Ortona resulted in 2,300 Canadian casualties in a single month (including . Mark Zuehlke (1 November 2003). Ortona: Canada's Epic World War II Battle. Douglas & McIntyre.
Part of the Italian Campaign (World War II), the battle to liberate Ortona resulted in 2,300 Canadian casualties in a single month (including 500 dead) before the town was won for the Allies.
Mark Zuehlke is the author of six critically acclaimed works on the Canadian Army in World War II. He has a reputation for bringing to life the story of young Canadians at war. Among his notable books are Holding Juno: Canada's Heroic Defence of the D-Day Beaches, June 712, 1944; Juno. Among his notable books are Holding Juno: Canada's Heroic Defence of the D-Day Beaches, June 712, 1944; Juno Beach, Canada's D-Day Victory, June 6, 1944; and his trilogy of the Italian theatre: The Gothic Line: Canada's Month of Hell in World War II Italy; Ortona: Canada's Epic World War II Battle; and The Liri Valley: Canadas World. War II Breakthrough to Rome.
When the battle was over, the Canadians emerged victorious despite heavy losses. When the battle was over, the Canadians emerged victorious despite heavy losses. Over 2,500 Canadians died or were wounded there.
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National Library of Canada Cataloguing in Publication Data. Ortona: Canada’s epic World War II battle, Mark Zuehlke. Includes bibliographical references and index. 1. Ortona (Italy), Battle of, 1943. Infantry Division, 1st-History. 3. World War, 1939–1945-Regimental histories-.
Book in the Canadian Battle Series). A masterful retelling one of the major victories of Canadian troops over the German army's elite division during WWII. Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13:9781550545579. Release Date:May 2004.
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