By Douglas E. Delaney,Serge Marc Durflinger
In August 1917, the Canadian Corps captured Hill 70, important terrain simply north of the French city of Lens. The Canadians suffered a few 5,400 casualties and in 3 harrowing days defeated twenty-one German counterattacks. This spectacularly winning yet shockingly high priced conflict was once as cutting edge as Vimy, but few Canadians have heard of it or of next makes an attempt to catch Lens, which ended in approximately 3,300 extra casualties. Capturing Hill 70 marks the centenary of this triumph via dissecting varied points of the conflict, from making plans and undertaking operations to long term repercussions and commemoration. It reinstates Hill 70 to its rightful position one of the pantheon of battles that solid the popularity of the famed Canadian Corps throughout the First international War.
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Capturing Hill 70: Canada’s Forgotten Battle of the First World War (Studies in Canadian Military History) by Douglas E. Delaney,Serge Marc Durflinger