Thursday, June 04, 2009

More on the Canadians in Normandy

Apropos of yesterday's note about D-Day history, Paul Dickson writes:
It should be said that [John A. English] bases much of his criticism of Canadian generalship on the assessments made by British generals. He relies heavily on Field Marshal Montgomery, who was particularly hard on Canadians, with one exception, his protégé Guy Simonds. All that said, useful counterbalances to reading English's work are Terry Copp's Fields of Fire and Cinderella Army and (shameless plug) my own A Thoroughly Canadian General: A Biography of General H.D.G. Crerar.
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