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 profitable yet shockingly expensive conflict used to be as leading edge as Vimy, but few Canadians have heard of it or of next makes an attempt to catch Lens, which led to approximately 3,300 extra casualties. Capturing Hill 70 marks the centenary of this triumph by means of dissecting various elements of the conflict, from making plans and carrying out operations to long term repercussions and commemoration. It reinstates Hill 70 to its rightful position one of the pantheon of battles that cast the acceptance of the famed Canadian Corps through 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