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Capturing Hill 70 : Canada's forgotten battle of the First World War

Author: Serge Marc Durflinger; Douglas E Delaney; Nikolas Gardner
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: Studies in Canadian military history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. Capturing Hill 70 marks the centenary of this triumph by dissecting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Capturing Hill 70.
(CaOONL)20169040550
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Serge Marc Durflinger; Douglas E Delaney; Nikolas Gardner
ISBN: 9780774833592 0774833599
OCLC Number: 948562467
Description: xii, 292 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Douglas E. Delaney --
Higher command : First Army and the Canadian Corps / Nikolas Gardner --
The Corps nervous system in action: commanders, staffs, and battle procedure / Douglas E. Delaney --
The best laid plans : Sir Arthur Currie's first operations as Corps commander / Mark Osborne Humphries --
The fire plan : gas, guns, machine guns, and mortars / Tim Cook --
Sinews of war : transportation and supply / Andrew Iarocci --
Force preservation : medical services / Robert Engen --
The other side of the hill : the German defence / Robert T. Foley --
To win at any cost : politics and manpower / J.L. Granatstein --
A battle forgotten? Remembering Hill 70 in its time and ours / Serge Marc Durflinger --
Conclusion / Douglas E. Delaney and Serge Marc Durflinger.
Series Title: Studies in Canadian military history.
Responsibility: edited by Douglas E. Delaney and Serge Marc Durflinger.

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This richly illustrated book offers a multifaceted account of one of the most successful but overlooked Canadian battles of the First World War.  Read more...

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This new book, which chronicles the battle from its inception to its aftermath, asks two questions: Why was this small piece of ground so important, and how is it that now, a century later, almost no Read more...

 
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