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The Canadian Battlefields in Italy: Sicily and Southern Italy

The Canadian Battlefields in Italy: Sicily and Southern Italy

By Eric McGeer, Terry Copp and Matt Symes
Subjects Battlefield Guides, Military History, History
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Paperback : 9780978344153, 85 pages, December 2008

Table of contents

Table of Contents for
The Canadian Battlefields in Italy: Sicily and Southern Italy by Eric McGeer, Terry Copp, and Matt Symes

Sicily

Introduction

Sicily

Background

History

From Pachino to Piazze Armerina

From Valguarnera to Leonforte and Assoro

The advance to Agira

3rd Brigade in the Dittaino Valley

From Regalbuto to Adrano

The Tour

Tour 1—From Pachino to Piazze Armerina

Tour 2—From Valguarnera to Leonforte and Assoro

Tour 3—The advance to Agira

Tour 4—3rd Brigade in the Dittaino Valley

Tour 5—From Regalbuto to Adrano

Southern Italy

Introduction

Southern Italy

Background

History

Messina to Potenza and beyond

Pushing on to Campobasso

The Tour

Tour 1—Messina to Potenza and beyond

Tour 2—Pushing on to Campobasso

Additional Information

Travel Information

Accommodations

Suggestions for further reading

Canadian Order of Battle

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.

Reviews

``Illustrated...throughout, The Canadian Battlefields in Italy: Sicily and Southern Italy...closely examines the locations where Canadians fought and died to help liberate Italy...in 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, February 2009