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Award-winning war historian launches latest book in Guelph

The Cinderella Campaign: First Canadian Army and the Battles for the Channel Ports launches Tuesday

Join award-winning author Mark Zuehlke as he launches his latest book, The Cinderella Campaign: First Canadian Army and the Battles for the Channel Ports.

The launch will be hosted by the Guelph Wellington Men's Club in partnership with The Bookshelf and will take place at the Italian Canadian Club on *Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. and will include a presentation and book signing.

Admission is $10 and tickets are available in advance at The Bookshelf or at the door.

Zuehlke, who is generally considered to be Canada’s foremost popular military historian, has made it his life's work to study, examine and recount the battles and campaigns fought by Canadian soldiers during World War II in his bestselling Canadian Battle Series.

The Cinderella Campaign, the twelfth installment in the series, tells the story of how First Canadian Army opened the way to Allied victory in World War II. They thought of themselves as the "Cinderella Army" and international correspondents agreed.

This was because First Canadian Army had been relegated to the left flank of the Allied advance toward Germany from the Normany beaches and given the tough and thankless task of opening the Channel ports from Le Havre to Ostend in Belgium. Then suddenly in September 1944, securing these ports became an Allied priority that would allow Field Marshal Montgomery to drive to the Rhine with Operation Market Garden and win the war before Christmas.

For more information about this event, please contact The Bookshelf at 519-821-3311.