From the Breskens Pocket and operations to open the port of Antwerp, through the Rhineland campaign and the battles to liberate the Netherlands in 1945, this book focuses on some of the most important but least-known campaigns of the Second World War. This guide to the Second World War battlefields of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany encourages Canadians to set out on their own journey to those places - not just the memorials and museums but the villages and fields where young Canadians fought with such bravery to liberate Northwest Europe from the yoke of Nazi tyranny. The Canadian Battlefields in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany is a companion to The Canadian Battlefields in Normandy and The Canadian Battlefields in Northern France: Dieppe and the Channel Ports. Published by the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies and distributed by Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
Terry Copp is the director emeritus of the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies and a professor emeritus at Wilfrid Laurier University. He is the author or co-author of fourteen books and many articles on the Canadian role in the Second World War, including travel guides to the Canadian battlefields. Fields of Fire: The Canadians in Normandy won the 2004 Distinguished Book Award for non-US history from the American Society for Military History. Mike Bechthold is a historian of the First and Second World Wars and an air power specialist. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of New South Wales, Canberra, and an M.A. & Honours B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University. His most recent book is Flying to Victory: Raymond Collishaw and the Western Desert Campaign, 1940-1941 (2017).