This book is a unique case study of the impact of a peacetime army--its history, organization and command structures, doctrines, and level of training--on the subsequent operation of large field forces in battle. Drawing on a variety of archival sources, the author presents new information on attempts to prepare inadequately trained troops for battle during World War II, together with a critical analysis of the Canadian army's performance in the late stages of the war.40 On 22 July Crerar dispatched a written instruction to Crocker repeating this general direction and ordering him to draw ... road which runs from BREVILLE 135745 through LE MARAIS 161777 to the road junction LE PETIT HOMME 170792.
|Title||:||The Canadian Army and the Normandy Campaign|
|Author||:||John Alan English|
|Publisher||:||Greenwood Publishing Group - 1991-01-01|