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  • Operation Husky

  • The Canadian Invasion of Sicily, July 10–August 7, 1943
  • Written by: Mark Zuehlke
  • Narrated by: Paul Christy
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Categories: History, Military
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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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.

Publisher's Summary

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.

©2008 Mark Zuehlke (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Great history of a lesser known battle.

Great detail and input by war letters home from this big turn in Canadian history.

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A great account of Canada's role in the liberation of Sicily during World War Two. Mark Zuelke is at his best

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It was a good reading. it could have been better if there had been links to the operational maps, so the listener could follow the advance of the Cdn troops.

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  • 2017-09-14

Exciting and emotional read

Just finished 'Operation Husky' by Mark Zuehlke. Another great book in his Canadian battlefield series! I absolutely love these book as it give me such a personal sense of these important historical battles as experienced by those who where there. Most importantly his books makes me feel connected to the men who fought there and Mark's powerful story telling has drawn tears several times as I get pulled deep into the experience I am fortunate enough only to imagine. The books are gift of remembrance to these men. The epilogue in this book I found especially touching. Thanks for the great book Mark and I'm looking forward to the next!!!

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