The historian and author Mark Zuehlke discusses his new book, Forgotten Victory: First Canadian Army and the Cruel Winter of 1944-45 (Douglas & McIntyre, 2014), receiving the Pierre Berton Award, and more, with Joseph Planta.
|Forgotten Victory: First Canadian Army and the Cruel Winter of 1944-45 by Mark Zuehlke (Douglas & McIntyre, 2014).
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.
Mark Zuehlke joins me again. The distinguished historian has recently published his latest in the remarkable Canadian Battle Series of books, Forgotten Victory: First Canadian Army and the Cruel Winter of 1944-45. This is the 11th volume in that outstanding series, and it talks about the Allied campaign through the Rhineland, an important moment, but one largely forgotten, especially the Canadian Army’s contribution. Like the other books in this series, Mr. Zuehlke provides the reader a chance to relive the past, helping us remember the sacrifice, the loss, and essentially our history. This past fall, Mark Zuehlke was the recipient of the 2014 Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media, better known as the Pierre Berton Award. It’s a big deal in this country, and Mr. Zuehlke takes his rightful place amongst the great chroniclers of our history, starting with Pierre Berton himself. We’ll talk about an eventful year in the life of the historian—Mark’s travelled across the country, and around the world, as well as this book, and more. The book is published by Douglas & McIntyre. The website for more is at www.zuehlke.ca. On Tuesday, 16 December 2014, Mark will be in Vancouver to talk about this book. The event is at 7.00pm at the Vancouver Public Library’s Central Branch, and admission is free. Please welcome back to the Planta: On the Line program from Victoria, BC today, Mark Zuehlke; Mr. Zuehlke, good morning.