Canadian Army And The Normandy Campaign

Canadian Army And The Normandy Campaign

by John A. English
     
 

ISBN-10: 027593019X

ISBN-13: 9780275930196

Pub. Date: 05/30/1991

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This book is a unique case study of the impact of a peacetime army--its history, organization and command structures, doctrines, and level of training--on the subsequent operation of large field forces in battle. Drawing on a variety of archival sources, the author presents new information on attempts to prepare inadequately trained troops for battle during World War…  See more details below

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This book is a unique case study of the impact of a peacetime army--its history, organization and command structures, doctrines, and level of training--on the subsequent operation of large field forces in battle. Drawing on a variety of archival sources, the author presents new information on attempts to prepare inadequately trained troops for battle during World War II, together with a critical analysis of the Canadian army's performance in the late stages of the war.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275930196
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/1991
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)
Lexile:
1580L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Gunther E. Rothenberg

Preface

Prologue: Of Ignorant Armies

Long Forgotten Winters

The Canadian Corps and the British Mold

The Bellows of Peace

Shaping an Expeditionary Force

The Staff Caste

Battle Drill Die

The Montgomery Measurement

Epilogue: Final Tempering

Half-Forgotten Summer

The Imprint of Doctrine

Cast of Commanders

Throes Beyond the Beach

Cold Eye on Death

The Amiens Alchemy

Case Hardening

Conclusion: Final Casting

Appendix A: Some General Notes on What to Look for When Visiting a Regiment by Lt.-Col. B. L. Montgomery

Appendix B: Tank and Gun Comparisons

Select Bibliography

Index

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