The Gothic Line

The Gothic Line

Mark Zuehlke
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This print-on-demand title is available by request from most booksellers.

BOOK TWO in the Canadian Battle Series

Stretching like an armour-toothed belt across Italy’s upper thigh, the Gothic Line was the most fortified and fiercely defended position the German army had yet thrown in the path of the advancing Allied forces. On August 25, 1944, it fell to I Canadian Corps to spearhead the famed Eighth Army’s major offensive, intended to rip through the Gothic Line.

Never had the Germans in Italy brought so much artillery to bear or deployed such a great number of tanks. For twenty-eight days, the battle raged as the Canadians, with British and Polish troops advancing on their flanks, slugged into the German defences. On September 22 the Canadians finally won, opening the way for the next phase of the Allied advance. The price was high—the greatest toll in casualties suffered during the long years of the Italian campaign.

The Gothic Line: Canada’s Month of Hell in World War II Italy brings the story of what renowned military historian Jack Granatstein hails as Canada’s most momentous World War II battle to vivid life by telling the story through the eyes of the soldiers. It is a suspenseful, dramatic book that gives back to Canadians a forgotten and neglected part of their historical heritage.


Prize(s): Short-listed Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize (2004) 


Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN: 9781771622820
Paperback / softback
6.14 in x 9.21 in - 592 pp
Publication Date: 
BISAC Subject(s):: HIS027160-HISTORY / Military / Canada,HIS027100-HISTORY / Military / World War II,HIS020000-HISTORY / Europe / Italy 
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This print-on-demand title is available by request from most booksellers.

BOOK TWO in the Canadian Battle Series

Stretching like an armour-toothed belt across Italy’s upper thigh, the Gothic Line was the most fortified and fiercely defended position the German army had yet thrown in the path of the advancing Allied forces. On August 25, 1944, it fell to I Canadian Corps to spearhead the famed Eighth Army’s major offensive, intended to rip through the Gothic Line.

Never had the Germans in Italy brought so much artillery to bear or deployed such a great number of tanks. For twenty-eight days, the battle raged as the Canadians, with British and Polish troops advancing on their flanks, slugged into the German defences. On September 22 the Canadians finally won, opening the way for the next phase of the Allied advance. The price was high—the greatest toll in casualties suffered during the long years of the Italian campaign.

The Gothic Line: Canada’s Month of Hell in World War II Italy brings the story of what renowned military historian Jack Granatstein hails as Canada’s most momentous World War II battle to vivid life by telling the story through the eyes of the soldiers. It is a suspenseful, dramatic book that gives back to Canadians a forgotten and neglected part of their historical heritage.


Prize(s): Short-listed Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize (2004) 

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Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN: 9781771622820
Paperback / softback
6.14 in x 9.21 in - 592 pp
Publication Date: 
BISAC Subject(s):: HIS027160-HISTORY / Military / Canada,HIS027100-HISTORY / Military / World War II,HIS020000-HISTORY / Europe / Italy 
: