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D-Day to Carpiquet: The North Shore Regiment and the Liberation of Europe
     

D-Day to Carpiquet: The North Shore Regiment and the Liberation of Europe

by Marc Milner
 

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The brutal battlefields of Europe during World War II were the testing ground for the young men of the 1st Battalion of the North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment. On June 6, 1944, the soldiers landed on the coast of France as part of the first wave of the D-Day invasion. After securing the eastern flank of the Canadian landing along Juno Beach, the Regiment was in

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The brutal battlefields of Europe during World War II were the testing ground for the young men of the 1st Battalion of the North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment. On June 6, 1944, the soldiers landed on the coast of France as part of the first wave of the D-Day invasion. After securing the eastern flank of the Canadian landing along Juno Beach, the Regiment was in constant contact with the enemy over the next thirty days, suffering a steady strema of casualties. This led to a ferocious battle in the French village of Carpiquet. For five days, the Regiment endured a living hell and suffered nearly 300 casualties. By the end of it, the North Shore Regiment had effectively died. For the first time, the comprehensive tale of this storied Regiment is finally told. D-Day to Carpiquet is volume 9 in the New Brunswick Military Heritage Series.

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"Simply excellent." — Jack Granastein, Legion magazine

"Marc Milner's treatment . . . brings a unique sense of community pride to an event most historians disregard." — Norm Shannon, Esprit de Corps

Legion Magazine - Jack Granastein
"Simply excellent."
Esprit de Corps - Norm Shannon
"Marc Milner's treatment... brings a unique sense of community pride to an event most historians disregard."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780864925596
Publisher:
Goose Lane Editions and the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society
Publication date:
09/30/2011
Series:
New Brunswick Military Heritage Series , #9
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
138
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Marc Milner, a native of Sackville, NB, is a prolific author of Canadian military history. Co-director of the New Brunswick Military Heritage Project, he is also chair of the University of New Brunswick's history department, and director of UNB's Brigadier Milton F. Gregg, VC, Centre for the Study of War and Society.

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