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Holding Juno

Canada's Heroic Defence of the D-Day Beaches: June 7-12, 1944
Written by: Mark Zuehlke
Narrated by: Kyle Munley
Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
Categories: History, Military
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As the time between the present and World War II grows, so, too, does the importance of remembering the details of what transpired in one of the world’s greatest tests. Though much has been made of D – Day, for Canadian soldiers the six days following would prove to be their true test of mettle. The gritty and masculine delivery from accomplished narrator, Kyle Munley, in this audiobook by Mark Zuehlke puts listeners right on Juno Beach as Canadian soldiers advance on German forces and help make way for the eventual Allied victory. With intense first - person accounts combined with precise factual details, Holding Juno proves again why Zuehlke is one of Canada’s leading historical writers.

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At D-Day's end, the Canadians, who had landed on Juno Beach, were six miles inland - the deepest penetration achieved by Allied forces on this infamous day. But every soldier on this front line knew worse was yet to come. For in the darkness the Germans were massing, intent on throwing them back to sea. With dramatic intensity, Holding Juno re-creates the ensuing battle and ultimate Canadian triumph and includes fascinating first-person soldier accounts as well as photos and maps.

©2005 Mark Zuehlke (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Wonderful history

Detailed history seen from the eyes of the fighting soldier. Rich stories of personal experiences and the hardships suffered during the days post D-Day. Makes you proud to be a Canadian.

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  • Sandy Addison
  • 2017-05-15

Book wrecked by narrator.

While Mr. Zuehika's material is top notched it is often made suspect by Mr. Munley's mispronunciation. Words like PIAT, RAM, Haida are all badly pronounce, he even mispronounced adjutant.

Even though I know these mistakes aren't Mr Zuehika's fault such basic mispronunciations can not help help but cause the listener to question the overall accuracy of the book.

The fault for this I lay squarely at the feet of the book's audio director, better care should have been taken to ensure words were properly pronounced.

Which is a real shame because Mr. Zuehika's 'just the facts' primary document prose is excellent. Especially for such a critical book which covers a period that has been given lip service by so many historians. If D+1 to D+7 was better covered outside of academia maybe such units as the 12th SS wouldn't be lionized the way the are today.

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  • George
  • 2015-02-06

great book

loved it!! very interesting and well worth the time. I highly recommend this to anyone.

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