The Guns of Normandy

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The Guns of Normandy:
A Soldier's Eye View, France 1944
The Guns of Normandy book cover.jpg
First edition cover of Canadian release
Author George G. Blackburn
Country Canada
Subject World War II
Genre Non-fiction book[1]
Publisher McClelland & Stewart
Publication date
October 28, 1995
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 536 pp.
ISBN 9780771015038

The Guns of Normandy: A Soldier's Eye View, France 1944 is a non-fiction book, written by Canadian writer George G. Blackburn, first published in October 1995 by McClelland & Stewart. In the book, the author renders a firsthand account of the Normandy invasion from within the Canadian Forces. The narrative account was called "gripping", given in "the most graphic and authentic detail".[1] The panel of judges who awarded the "Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction" called The Guns of Normandy "an outstanding example" of the genre.[2]

Awards and honours[edit]

The Guns of Normandy won the 1996 Ottawa Citizen "Book of the Year Award" and received shortlist honours for the '96 "Trillium Award". The book won Blackburn the 1996 "Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction" as well, giving him acclaim at the national level.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Goodreads, The Guns of Normandy, Book review, Retrieved 11/21/2012
  2. ^ a b Faculty of Arts, 1996, Edna Staebler Award, Wilfrid Laurier University, Past Winners, George G. Blackburn, Retrieved 11/21/2012

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