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The Canadian Battlefields in Italy

The Gothic Line and the Battle of the Rivers

Eric McGeer and Matt Symes

Paper 140 pp.

ISBN13: 978-1-92680-407-1

Release Date: August 2010

Online discount: 25%

$34.99  $26.24


The third of the LCMSDS battlefield guides to concentrate on the Canadian forces in Italy, The Canadian Battlefields in Italy: The Gothic Line and the Battle of the Rivers continues the journey through the Gothic Line, Canada’s greatest battle of the Italian Campaign, and on to Ravenna, where Canadian soldiers fought doggedly against the enemy and the elements in a remote corner of the war. The guidebook offers a broad introduction to the campaigns, concise summaries of each stage of the fighting, and itineraries that allow Canadian visitors to explore the battles from the most important perspective—the physical setting itself. Three-dimensional maps familiarize readers with the landscape and features that affected the course of the battles, while contemporary photos and war art recapture the scene as contemporaries saw it.

Eric McGeer holds a Ph.D. from the Université de Montréal and teaches at St. Clement’s School in Toronto. He is the author of Words of Valediction and Remembrance: Canadian Epitaphs of the Second World War and several books on warfare and law in ancient Byzantium.

Matt Symes is a Ph.D. Student at Wilfrid Laurier University where he is studying sport and leisure in the Second World War.

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