- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Dundurn; 1 edition (April 1 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1550025473
- ISBN-13: 978-1550025477
- Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 680 g
- Customer Reviews: 4 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #304,463 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Canada and the Liberation of the Netherlands, May 1945 Paperback – April 1 2005
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"Gripping accounts of the fighting are finely balanced by the stories of the men, women, and children who lived through it, their stories enhanced by a remarkable collection of period photographs and excellent maps." Highly recommended. - Bill Twatio, Esprit de Corps, May 2005
"... highly recommended to those interested in the personal stories of participants and eye-witness non-combatants ... Goddard's book also offers an excellent insight into the problems encountered by a liberating army once the fighting has stopped."(Lieutenant-Colonel Robert S. Williams, MSM, CD Canadian Army Journal 2007-01-01)
"... the short bursts of 'voce/over' commentary followed by first-person interviews move the story along at a brisk pace ... his filmmaking background helps bring all the elements together in a highly informative and spellbinding manner."(Tom Douglas Canadian Military Journal 2006-01-01)
Nazi Germany's invasion of the Netherlands in May 1940 marked the beginning of five years of terror for the Dutch people. They faced oppression and death with remarkable stoicism, but nothing could save them from the Hunger Winter of 1944-5, when more than 30,000 people died of starvation.
In this time of unimaginable despair, Canada came to the rescue, playing the largest role in liberating the Netherlands and ending the Nazi reign of terror. The Canadians gave the Dutch freedom - and food - and out of such dark times an eternal friendship was forged.
Told through interviews with Dutch survivors and Canadian veterans, Canada and the Liberation of the Netherlands, May 1945 delves into this little known chapter of history.
Voices from a grateful nation.