Men of Steel: Canadian Paratroopers in Normandy, 1944
Canadians At War Series
Written by Colonel Bernd Horn.
Published by Dundurn Press, 2010.
|Take a trip back in time to the chaos and destruction of the
greatest invasion in military history, viewed through the lens of Canadian
paratroopers. Men of Steel is the exciting story of some of Canada's
toughest and most daring soldiers in the Second World War.
By the late spring of 1944, the world had been at war with Germany and its allies for five grueling, murderous years. Then, in the dead of night on June 5-6, hundreds of elite Canadian paratroopers hurled themselves from aircraft well behind enemy lines to initiate actions that were critical if the Allied invasion fleet hoped to have any measure of success in France.
Men of Steel is the gripping story of some of Canada's toughest and most daring soldiers in the Second World War and what they did in their finest hours. Through the lens of these gallant paratroopers we glimpse the chaos and destruction of combat in the greatest invasion in military history. From aircraft formations striking out on a turbulent flight across the English Channel to deadly hand-to-hand combat in the Normandy countryside, Men of Steel delivers a detailed account of Canadian paratroopers and their crucial role in D-Day.
This book is suitable for ages 12+.
About the author: Colonel Bernd Horn is an experienced infantry officer who is currently serving as the deputy commander of Canada's Special Operations Forces Command. He is an adjunct professor of history at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, and has authored, co-authored, edited, and co-edited more than 20 books, including Fortune Favours the Brave: Tales of Courage and Tenacity in Canadian Military History. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.
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