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  1. The Brigade: The Fifth Canadian Infantry Brigade in World War II (Stackpole Military History Series)
    The Brigade: The Fifth Canadian Infantry Brigade in World War II (Stackpole Military History Series)
    The Brigade: The Fifth Canadian Infantry Brigade in World War II (Stackpole Military History Series)
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  2. The Brigade: The Fifth Canadian Infantry Brigade in World War II (Stackpole Military History Series)

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  • Battalion- and company-level account of the vital contributions of Canadian soldiers to victory in Europe in World War II
  • Based on war diaries, casualty reports, and after-action interviews
  • The author is one of Canada's preeminent military historians

    Consisting of the Calgary Highlanders, the Black Watch, and the French-speaking Règiment de Maisonneuve, the 5th Canadian Infantry Brigade landed in France in early July 1944 as part of British General Bernard Montgomery's 21st Army Group. That summer, the brigade participated in hellish battles in Normandy, including Caen and Verriéres Ridge. The 5th went on to distinguish itself in Belgium, where it endured foul weather and fierce resistance near Antwerp in October 1944, and ended the war with bloody streetfighting in the towns of Holland.

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    Terry Copp
    Brand: Stackpole Books
    1st Paperback Edition
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    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    Terry Copp's "The Brigade: The Fifth Canadian Infantry Brigade in World War II" is one of the better unit histories I've had the pleasure of reading. The book focuses on the campaign in Northwest Europe (Normandy, The Netherlands) for this unit after a couple of chapters covering the recruiting, training and preparation of the three component battalions (the Calgary Highlanders, the Royal Highland Regiment of Canada [the Black Watch], and the Régiment de Maisonneuve). The coverage of the attacks around Caen are covered in great detail. The general details of the campaign are laid out then the 5th Brigade actions are described. The text comprises selected anecdotes from battle reports and the unit histories. The text is very readable, going from short sections highlighting the overall campaign and the Generals' view to the Brigade actions. These are given hour by hour, and with a nice balance of the Canadian and opposing German movements.

    The book is well illustrated... Read more
    I got this as free Kindle edition not long ago. In the past, some of the Stackpole stuff I have run across has been a little disappointing so I was not expecting anything real great.

    I was pleased at how good it was. It was well written and appeared well researched. I thought some of the conclusions the author put in might have been opinion as opposed to fact, but I guess he is entitled to that, and it was pretty evident when he was opining.

    The book covered material mostly about 3 units, but had enough material on other units that were involved in the operations that it made sense.

    The book has a number of illustrations and photographs including overhead imagery that help the reader understand what was going on. Neither the Kindle nor the Kindle apps do them justice but even so they are helpful.

    I noticed several places where there were duplicate words in the text within a sentence. It seemed odd given that the book did not have a lot of... Read more
    Detailed description of a hard-fighting and determined group , representative of the Canadian military in WW2. A fair analysis of performance including the learning curve, difficulties encountered, leadership and hard won battles. A straightforward portrayal of individuals acting as cohesive units recognizing personal heroics.
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