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Capturing Hill 70

Capturing Hill 70

This ground-breaking collection groups together leading scholars whose contributions dissect different facets of the battle’s planning, conduct, and longer-term ramifications. Based on Canadian, British, and German records, these essays form a powerful addition to the emerging literature on Canada and the First World War, and will offer a detailed and comprehensive understanding of a little-known, yet significant, part of Canada’s wartime experience. This innovative, thought-provoking, and timely collection will appeal to scholars, students, and anyone interested in Canadian military history, the First World War, and Canadian history generally. / Reviews in the Media: // Winnipeg Free Press, goo.gl/ktKwmB // Globe and Mail, goo.gl/wHVSV4 // Chronicle Herald, goo.gl/qcnr3v // Times Colonist, goo.gl/3o71b4 // Canada's History, goo.gl/W4Gei9 //
Victory Forgotten

Victory Forgotten

Read about the story of Hill 70 and the contribution of the soldiers of Canada. The action undertaken by the infantry battalions, the corps, and other supporting groups tells the story of the Battle of Hill 70. Learn about the honours and perpetuations of each battalion. Learn why your hometown regiment carries the Hill 70 battle honour. Victory Forgotten is an invaluable resource for teachers who wish to draw on local history to explain national events. Victory Forgotten will be available in early 2015 in French and English.
The Lads in Their Hundreds

The Lads in Their Hundreds

The story of the Canadian experience in World War 1 is told through the experiences of the soldiers who fought at Hill 70. Each individual provides a compelling and detailed story which takes the reader through the Battle of Hill 70 from the early stages of preparation to its conclusion. Stories of courage, fear, and sacrifice are told in a narrative style which brings the focus sharply on the individual experiences…in trenches, in tunnels, in the general officers’ planning exercises, and in the rapid surge up Hill 70. Learn about General Currie and the six Victoria Cross winners, learn about Sam Sharpe and the tragedy of psychological wounds, and learn about the care for the wounded. This book will have appeal to any reader who wants a deep understanding of how the Battle of Hill 70 is a capsule of Canada’s war experience.
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