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In August 1917, the Canadian Corps captured Hill 70, vital terrain just north of the French town of Lens. The Canadians suffered some 5,400 casualties and in three harrowing days defeated twenty-one German counterattacks. This spectacularly successful but shockingly costly battle was as innovative as Vimy, yet few Canadians have heard of it or of subsequent attempts to capIn August 1917, the Canadian Corps captured Hill 70, vital terrain just north of the French town of Lens. The Canadians suffered some 5,400 casualties and in three harrowing days defeated twenty-one German counterattacks. This spectacularly successful but shockingly costly battle was as innovative as Vimy, yet few Canadians have heard of it or of subsequent attempts to capture Lens, which resulted in nearly 3,300 more casualties. Capturing Hill 70 marks the centenary of this triumph by dissecting different facets of the battle, from planning and conducting operations to long-term repercussions and commemoration. It reinstates Hill 70 to its rightful place among the pantheon of battles that forged the reputation of the famed Canadian Corps during the First World War....

Title : Capturing Hill 70: Canada’s Forgotten Battle of the First World War (Studies in Canadian Military History)
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ISBN : 34154566
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Number of Pages : 306 Pages
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Capturing Hill 70: Canada’s Forgotten Battle of the First World War (Studies in Canadian Military History) Reviews

  • Stephen Paish
    2018-09-25 18:18

    An enjoyable book. The chapter on Battle Procedure should be taught somewhere in the CAF IT system. It outlines the importance of warning orders, recces, and concurrent activity. It is fascinating to read about how staff officers operated, especially in an age where radio wasn't stable.

  • R G G Currie
    2018-09-12 23:15

    I recently learned that my great-uncle Gordon Currie was killed in the battle for Hill 70, in August 1917. This book brings the perspective of several different historians to an almost forgotten action by the Canadian army.