Canada's soldiers suffered heavy casualties in the second half of 1944 in Normandy. Infantry units operated at half strength of less, their platoons frequently reduced to a dozen soldiers instead of the normal 30. And, the soldiers, grumbled, there were thousands of 'zombies,' or home defence conscripts, safe in Canada.
J. L. Granatstein
J. L. Granatstein is a Canadian historian and a Senior Research Fellow at the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute.
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