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Breakout from Juno

(2011)
First Canadian Army and the Normandy Campaign, July 4-August 21, 1944
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The ninth book in the Canadian Battle Series, Breakout from Juno, is the first dramatic chronicling of Canada's pivotal role throughout the entire Normandy Campaign following the D-Day landings.

On July 4, 1944, the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division won the village of Carpiquet but not the adjacent airfield. Instead of a speedy victory, the men faced a bloody fight. The Canadians advanced relentlessly at a great cost in bloodshed. Within 2 weeks the 2nd Infantry and 4th Armoured divisions joined coming together as the First Canadian Army.The soldiers fought within a narrow landscape extending a mere 21 miles from Caen to Falaise. They won a two-day battle for Verrires Ridge starting on July 21, after 1,500 casualties. More bloody battles followed, until finally, on August 21, the narrowing gap that had been developing at Falaise closed when American and Canadian troops shook hands.

The German army in Normandy had been destroyed, with only 18,000 of about 400,000 men escaping. The Allies suffered 206,000 casualties, of which 18,444 were Canadians.

Breakout from Juno is a story of uncommon heroism, endurance, and sacrifice by Canada's World War II volunteer army and pays tribute to Canada's veterans.


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Hardback Editions

October 2011 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Breakout from Juno: First Canadian Army and the Normandy Campaign, July 4-August 21, 1944
Author(s): Mark Zuehlke
ISBN: 1-55365-325-4 / 978-1-55365-325-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre
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Paperback Editions

October 2012 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Breakout from Juno: First Canadian Army and the Normandy Campaign, July 4-August 21, 1944
Author(s): Mark Zuehlke
ISBN: 1-77100-067-8 / 978-1-77100-067-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

January 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Breakout from Juno: First Canadian Army and the Normandy Campaign, July 4 - August 21, 1944
Author(s): Mark Zuehlke
Publisher: Audible Studios
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January 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Breakout from Juno: First Canadian Army and the Normandy Campaign, July 4 - August 21, 1944
Author(s): Mark Zuehlke
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Breakout from Juno: First Canadian Army and the Normandy Campaign, July 4 - August 21, 1944
Author(s): Mark Zuehlke
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2011 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Breakout From Juno: First Canadian Army and the Normandy Campaign, July 4-August 21, 1944 (Canadian Battle)
Author(s): Mark Zuehlke
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU