Capturing Hill 70 : Canada's forgotten battle of the First World War /
edited by Douglas E. Delaney and Serge Marc Durflinger.
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2016]
xii, 292 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
0774833599 (hardback), 9780774833592 (hardback)
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Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2016]
0774833599 (hardback)
9780774833592 (hardback)
contents note
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.
"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."--
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-271) and index.
Issued also in electronic format.

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