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  • Publisher : Douglas & McIntyre Limited
  • Release : 23 September 2014
  • ISBN : 1771620307
  • Page : 560 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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Mark Zuehlke returns to his best-selling narratives of the Canadian army in World War II, with this account of the bloody liberation of western Holland, one of our finest, and most costly, military victories. In September 1944 nothing mattered more to the Allies than liberating Antwerp, Europe's largest port. On September 4 the port fell to Second British Army and it seemed the war would soon be won. But Antwerp was of little value unless the 12-mile-long West Scheldt Estuary linking it to the North Sea was also in Allied hands. In his greatest blunder of the war, Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery failed to realize this. Set on winning the war with the great offensive known as Market Garden, Montgomery turned his back on Antwerp, leaving the First Canadian Army to fight its way up the long coastal flank. The battle that raged from September 13 to November 4 was for Canada the bloodiest of World War II, costing more than 6,000 casualties.

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Terrible Victory

Terrible Victory
  • Author : Mark Zuehlke
  • Publisher : Douglas & McIntyre Limited
  • Release Date : 2014-09-23
  • ISBN : 1771620307
GET THIS BOOKTerrible Victory

Mark Zuehlke returns to his best-selling narratives of the Canadian army in World War II, with this account of the bloody liberation of western Holland, one of our finest, and most costly, military victories. In September 1944 nothing mattered more to the Allies than liberating Antwerp, Europe's largest port. On September 4 the port fell to Second British Army and it seemed the war would soon be won. But Antwerp was of little value unless the 12-mile-long West Scheldt Estuary linking it

Clearing the Scheldt Estuary and Opening the Port of Antwerp

Clearing the Scheldt Estuary and Opening the Port of Antwerp
  • Author : C. P. Stacey
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1946
  • ISBN : OCLC:961862841
GET THIS BOOKClearing the Scheldt Estuary and Opening the Port of Antwerp

Attack on the Scheldt

Attack on the Scheldt
  • Author : Graham A. Thomas
  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Release Date : 2017-03-30
  • ISBN : 9781473850682
GET THIS BOOKAttack on the Scheldt

During the Allied advance across northwest Europe in 1944, the opening up of the key port of Antwerp was a pivotal event, yet it has been neglected in histories of the conflict. The battles in Normandy and on the German frontier have been studied often and in detail, while the fight for the Scheldt estuary, Walcheren and Antwerp itself has been treated as a sideshow. Graham Thomass timely and graphic account underlines the importance of this aspect of the Allied campaign

Pollution of the North Sea

Pollution of the North Sea
  • Author : Wim Salomons,Brian L. Bayne,Egbert K. Duursma,Ulrich Förstner
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • ISBN : 9783642737091
GET THIS BOOKPollution of the North Sea

This preface is being written at a time of exceptional public interest in the North Sea, following media head lines on toxic algal blooms, the mass mortality of common seals, and concern over pollution levels. These headlines may suggest that pollution of the North Sea is a recent event. This is not the case. Although no data are available (methods simply did not exist), it is safe to assume that emission (both into air and water) of heavy metals already

Trace Metals in the Westerschelde Estuary: A Case-Study of a Polluted, Partially Anoxic Estuary

Trace Metals in the Westerschelde Estuary: A Case-Study of a Polluted, Partially Anoxic Estuary
  • Author : W. Baeyens
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-04-17
  • ISBN : 9789401735735
GET THIS BOOKTrace Metals in the Westerschelde Estuary: A Case-Study of a Polluted, Partially Anoxic Estuary

Oceans and lakes are characterized by large residence times and can thus be considered as being in an equilibrium or quasi-equilibrium state. In contrast, estuaries, which constitute the interface between the fresh water and marine ecosystems, are biogeochemically and physically very dynamic. Strong gradients in physical and chemical variables such as temperature, pH, salinity, dissolved oxygen, nutrients, amount and composition of particulates result from the mixing of fresh water and saline end members. These gradients provoke increased biogeochemical processes, generally

Ortona Street Fight

Ortona Street Fight
  • Author : Mark Zuehlke
  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781459800304
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December 20, 1943. Two Canadian infantry battalions and a tank regiment stand poised on the outskirts of a small Italian port town. They expect to take Ortona quickly. But the German 1st Parachute Division has other ideas. For reasons unknown, Hitler has ordered Ortona held to the last man. Houses, churches and other buildings are dynamited, clogging the streets with rubble. Germans with machine guns lie in ambush. Snipers slip from one rooftop to another. The Canadians seem to have walked into

The Cinderella Campaign

The Cinderella Campaign
  • Author : Mark Zuehlke
  • Publisher : Douglas & McIntyre
  • Release Date : 2017-11-11
  • ISBN : 9781771620901
GET THIS BOOKThe Cinderella Campaign

They thought of themselves as the "Cinderella Army," and international correspondents agreed. This was because First Canadian Army had been relegated to the left flank of the Allied advance toward Germany from the Normandy beaches and given the tough, thankless task of opening the Channel ports from Le Havre to Ostend in Belgium. Then suddenly in early September 1944, securing these ports became an Allied priority, as this would allow Field Marshal Montgomery to drive to the Rhine with Operation Market

Canadian Participation in the Operations in North-West Europe, 1944

Canadian Participation in the Operations in North-West Europe, 1944
  • Author : C. P. Stacey
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1948
  • ISBN : OCLC:961862810
GET THIS BOOKCanadian Participation in the Operations in North-West Europe, 1944

Cinderella Army

Cinderella Army
  • Author : Terry Copp
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780802095220
GET THIS BOOKCinderella Army

"Except for a brief period during the Rhineland battle, the First Canadian Army was the smallest to serve under Eisenhower's command. The Canadian component never totalled more than 185,000 of the four million Allied troops serving in Northwest Europe. It is evident, however, that the divisions of 2nd Canadian Corps played a role disproportionate to their numbers. Their contribution to operations designed to secure the channel ports and open the approaches to Antwerp together with the battles in the Rhineland place

On to Victory

On to Victory
  • Author : Mark Zuehlke
  • Publisher : D & M Publishers
  • Release Date : 2010-08-01
  • ISBN : 1553656199
GET THIS BOOKOn to Victory

The eighth Canadian Battle Series volume is the little-told story of the tense final days of World War II, remembered in the Netherlands as “the sweetest of springs,” which saw the country’s liberation from German occupation. The Liberation Campaign, a series of fierce, desperate battles during the last three months of the war, was bittersweet. A nation’s freedom was won and the war concluded, but these final hostilities cost Canada 6,298 casualties, including 1,482 dead. With his trademark “you are

Walcheren 1944

Walcheren 1944
  • Author : Richard Brooks
  • Publisher : Osprey Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-06-21
  • ISBN : 1849082375
GET THIS BOOKWalcheren 1944

Osprey's study of the Walcheren campaign of World War II (1939-1945). Walcheren is a saucer-shaped island in the estuary of the river Scheldt, commanding maritime access to Antwerp, the largest port in Western Europe. The Allies captured Antwerp intact on September 4, 1944, but their eyes were on the Rhine crossings at Arnhem, not the lower Scheldt. The failure of Operation Market-Garden later that month brought home the Allies' logistical weakness. As autumn gales drew near, every shell and petrol tin had

Breakout from Juno

Breakout from Juno
  • Author : Mark Zuehlke
  • Publisher : Douglas & McIntyre
  • Release Date : 2012
  • ISBN : 9781553653257
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Drawing on official records and veteran memories, Mark Zuehlke brings to life the Normandy Campaign.

The Eighty-Five Days

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  • Author : Capt. R. W. Thompson
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-07-11
  • ISBN : 9781787206793
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An explosive story of blunders and courage in the battle that might have brought victory in Europe in 1944. “I believe my book could be described as an attempt at an heroic history of a very long and important battle, which is truly a series of battles. All the events ‘depicted’ in it happened, and if I have erred it has been on the side of understatement, for heroism often is beyond the ordinary use of prose, and if one feels

Coastal Risk Management in a Changing Climate

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  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2014-10-28
  • ISBN : 9780123973313
GET THIS BOOKCoastal Risk Management in a Changing Climate

Existing coastal management and defense approaches are not well suited to meet the challenges of climate change and related uncertanities. Professionals in this field need a more dynamic, systematic and multidisciplinary approach. Written by an international group of experts, Coastal Risk Management in a Changing Climate provides innovative, multidisciplinary best practices for mitigating the effects of climate change on coastal structures. Based on the Theseus program, the book includes eight study sites across Europe, with specific attention to the most

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-08-25
  • ISBN : 9783319582399
GET THIS BOOKLandscapes and Landforms of Belgium and Luxembourg

This book provides an informative and intriguing overview of the most scenic landscapes of Belgium and Luxembourg. Geodiversity is emphasized, for example the periglacial features in the Hautes Fagnes area, the planation surfaces in the Ardennes and Oesling, and the famous caves of Han/Lesse and Remouchamps. The book’s chief goals are to provide the reader with enjoyable and informative descriptions of the selected sites within their regional geographical and geological settings; to offer an up-to-date survey of the