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After Normandy, 1944-1945

Copp, Terry ; Vogel, Robert. -- Maple leaf route : Antwerp. -- Alma, Ont. : Maple Leaf Route, 1984. -- 143 p.

_____. -- Maple leaf route : Scheldt. -- Alma, Ont. : Maple Leaf Route, 1985. -- 143 p.

Graves, Donald E. -- "'If only we had the wisdom of our generals' : the Kapelsche Veer, 26-31 January 1945". -- Fighting for Canada : seven battles, 1758-1945. -- Edited by Donald E. Graves. -- Toronto : R. Brass Studio, 2000. -- P. 319-364

Rawling, Bill. -- Hell and high water : battles for the Rhineland, 1945. -- [Ottawa] : Canadian War Museum ; Toronto : Balmuir Books, 1995. -- 34 p. -- (Canadian battle series, no. 14)

Whitaker, W. Denis ; Whitaker, Shelagh. -- Rhineland : the battle to end the war. -- Toronto : Stoddart, 1989. -- 422 p.

  • Whitaker commanded the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry throughout the battle

_____. -- Tug of war : the Canadian victory that opened Antwerp. -- Toronto : Stoddart, 1984. -- 461 p.

The Sicilian and Italian Campaigns, 1943-1945

Cessford, Michael Pearson. -- "Hard in the attack : the Canadian Army in Sicily and Italy, July 1943 - June 1944". -- Ottawa : National Library of Canada, 1996. -- 6 microfiches. -- (Canadian theses on microfiche). -- Ph.D. thesis, Carleton Univ., Ottawa, 1996. -- 449 l plus maps

  • Assesses the performance of Canadian troops in their first sustained ground operations of the Second World War. It finds the soldiers demonstrated impressive tactical skills, but the record of senior Canadian commanders and their staffs was less impressive

Christie, N.M. -- Hard-won victory : the Canadians at Ortona, 1943. -- Ottawa : CEF Books, 2001. -- 42 p. -- (Access to history, no. 7)

  • Good summary, with good maps and reproductions of war art

Dancocks, Daniel G. -- The D-Day dodgers : the Canadians in Italy, 1943-1945. -- Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 1991. -- 508 p.

Gaffen, Fred. -- Ortona, Christmas 1943. -- Ottawa : Balmuir Book Pub. : Canadian War Museum, National Museums of Canada, 1988. -- 64 p. -- (Canadian battle series, no. 5)

* McAndrew, Bill. -- Canadians and the Italian campaign, 1943-1945. -- Montreal : Art global, 1996. -- 162 p., plus col. maps. -- Also published in French under the title: Les Canadiens et la campagne d'Italie, 1943-1945

  • Yet another Art global publication form the Directorate of History and Heritage, Department of National Defence, with the same strengths in visual images

* Nicholson, G.W.L. -- The Canadians in Italy, 1943-1945. -- Ottawa : Queen's Printer, 1956. -- xv, 807 p. -- (Official history of the Canadian Army in the Second World War, vol. II). -- Also published in French under the title: Les Canadiens en Italie, 1943-1945

Zuehlke, Mark. -- The Liri Valley : Canada's World War II breakthrough to Rome. -- Toronto : Stoddart, 2001. -- 492 p.

_____. -- Ortona : Canada's epic World War II battle. -- Toronto : Stoddart, 1999. -- 443 p.

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