Zoom Webinar: Marc Milner on Canada’s Forgotten Overlord Role

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Stopping the Panzers: Canada’s Forgotten Overlord Role

June 2nd, 7:30 PM ET

The webinar is FREE on Zoom.

Registration is required, but you do not need a Zoom account to watch.

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Historians have traditionally criticized the 3rd Canadian Division for its ‘slow’ progress after 6 June, for its failure to take Caen when it had a chance, and for succumbing to German counter-attacks and digging in on the Oak Line. But recent scholarship indicates that — Montgomery’s aspiration to get ashore and “crack about with tanks” notwithstanding — the Canadian role was to seize the Oak Line, dig in and kill the Panzer counter-attack on Operation Overlord itself.
MARC MILNER served as Professor of History at the University of New Brunswick until his retirement in 2019. He is best known for his work on naval history—his 2003 book, Battle of the Atlantic, winning the C.P. Stacey Prize for the best book in military history in Canada. His latest book, Stopping the Panzers: The Untold Story of D-Day (2014), won the BGen James Collins Book Prize by the US Commission on Military History.

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