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Operation Husky: The Canadian Invasion of Sicily, July 10–August 7, 1943 | [Mark Zuehlke]

Operation Husky: The Canadian Invasion of Sicily, July 10–August 7, 1943

On July 10, 1943, two great Allied armadas of over 2,000 ships readied to invade Sicily. This was Operation Husky, the first step toward winning a toehold in fascist-occupied Europe. Among the invaders were 20,000 Canadian troops serving in the First Canadian Infantry Division and First Canadian Tank Brigade - in their first combat experience. Over the next 28 days, the Allied troops carved a path through the rugged land, despite fierce German opposition.
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Audible Editor Reviews

In Operation Husky: The Canadian Invasion of Sicily, July 10-August 7, 1943 noted voice actor Paul Christy gives somber voice to prolific historical writer Mark Zuehlke's account of the Canadian Infantry's seminal battle of World War II. Through 16 hours of Christy's riveting narration, Zuehlke's detailed research reveals the heroic contributions of the 20,000 valiant Canadian troops who fought throughout the 28 days of this important campaign. Paving the way for the Allied invasion of Italy and the toppling of fascism in Southern Europe, this account of Operation Husky is an important listen for any history buff.

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On July 10, 1943, two great Allied armadas of over 2,000 ships readied to invade Sicily. This was Operation Husky, the first step toward winning a toehold in fascist-occupied Europe. Among the invaders were 20,000 Canadian troops serving in the First Canadian Infantry Division and First Canadian Tank Brigade - in their first combat experience. Over the next 28 days, the Allied troops carved a path through the rugged land, despite fierce German opposition. Drawing on firsthand accounts of veterans and official military records, Operation Husky offers a gripping, meticulous account of this seminal operation and the young men who fought, died, and survived it.

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