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Capturing Hill 70

Canada's Forgotten Battle of the First World War

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. 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.

About the Authors

Douglas E. Delaney is professor and Canada Research Chair in War Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada. Serge Marc Durflinger is professor of history at the University of Ottawa. Contributors: Tim Cook, Robert Engen, Robert T. Foley, Nikolas Gardner, J. L. Granatstein, Mark Humphries, and Andrew Iarocci
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