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The Canadian Battlefields in Normandy

A Visitor’s Guide

3rd Edition

Terry Copp and Michael Bechthold

A revised edition of the bestselling guidebook by one of Canada’s foremost military historians brings the Normandy campaign to life with never-before-seen full-colour photographs. Revised full-colour maps and updated text transport the reader back to the summer of 1944. This guide is essential reading for any Canadian who is contemplating a trip to France.

Published by the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies and distributed by Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Terry Copp is Professor Emeritus at Wilfrid Laurier University and director of the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies. He is a regular contributor to Legion Magazine and the author of numerous books including The Brigade: The Fifth Canadian Infantry Brigade in World War II, Cinderella Army : The Canadians in Northwest Europe, 1944—1945, and “Fields of Fire”: The Canadians in Normandy.

Mike Bechthold teaches history at Wilfrid Laurier University and is the managing editor of Canadian Military History. He is a co-editor of Vimy Ridge: A Canadian Reassessment (WLU Press, 2007) and the author of numerous papers on military history. Since 1999 he has been leading Canadian battlefield tours in Europe.

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