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Canadian forces in international conflict II КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Название: Canadian forces in global conflict IIАвтор: Rene ChartrandИздательство: Osprey PublishingЯзык: английскийISBN: 1 84176 302 0Качество: хорошееГод: 2001Формат: PDFРазмер: sixteen MbShort illustrated historical past of the Canadian forces in the course of global battle IICanada used to be the 1st kingdom to ship troops in Britain in 1939. in the course of 1939-45 nundreds of millions of Canadians enlisted - greater than forty in step with cent of male inhabitants among the a long time of 18 and forty five, and nearly them all volunteers. Canadians fought with tragic braveness at Hong Kong and Dieppe; with becoming strenght and self assurance in Sicily, Italy and Normandy; and eventually supplied a complete military for the liberation of NW Europe. This concise account of of an extraodinary nationwide attempt is supported by means of a whole record of infantry and armoured devices, photographs, and 8 color plates through Canadas so much an expert army illustrator. eighty five 1 2 three four five

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