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The Canadian Battlefields in Italy

Sicily and Southern Italy

Eric McGeer, Terry Copp, and Matt Symes


$32.95 Paper, 85 pp.

ISBN13: 978-0-97834-415-3

Release Date: December 2008

Paper edition is out of print.  


Book Description

This book transports the reader to Sicily, where Canadian soldiers fought in the summer of 1943. With remarkable new three-dimensional satellite maps, this book is sure to be enjoyable reading for anyone with an interest in Canada’s Second World War experience.

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

About Eric McGeer, Terry Copp, and Matt Symes

Eric McGeer holds a PhD 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.

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, 1944К1945, and “Fields of Fire”: the Canadians in Normandy

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


“Illustrated...throughout, The Canadian Battlefields in Italy: Sicily and Southern Italy...closely examines the locations where Canadians fought and died to help liberate World War II, with particular focus on the island of Sicily. Written to appeal to lay readers and military historians alike, The Canadian Battlefields in Italy is a well-researched and captivating addition to Canadian military history shelves.”

Wisconsin Book Watch, The Military Shelf

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