This book builds on the success of The Canadian Battlefields in Northwest Europe, 1944--45 by adding a new chapter dealing with the Canadian battles in Belgium during the First World War. In addition to bringing to life the Victory Campaign of the Second World War in Belgium, Holland, and Germany, it examines the terrible battles fought in the Ypres Salient, including the Canadians' first battle at 2nd Ypres in April 1915 and the epic battle of Passchendaele in October--November 1917. The Canadian Battlefields in Belgium, Holland, and Germany is lavishly illustrated with photographs and colour maps. Published by the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies and distributed by Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
Terry Copp is Professor Emeritus of History at Wilfrid Laurier University and Director of the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies. Copp is an influential advocate for military history in both military and civilian post-secondary education. Copps interest in the battlefields of Europe led to the creation of memorials and study tours for teacher and students, and the publication of invaluable battlefield guides to Canadian participation in both world wars. He is also the founder of Canadian Military History, Canadas leading journal of military history. Mike Bechthold is the managing editor of Canadian Military History and the communications director of the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies. He teaches military history at Wilfrid Laurier University.