This Volume covers three of Canadas
lesser known battles of the Great War; Festubert and Givenchy
in 1915 and Hill 70 in 1917. The battles are very different.
Festubert and Givenchy were fought in deplorable conditions,
with poor planning and minimal artillery support. The results
were predictable; heavy losses for no gain. But many lessons
were learned. Hill 70 is a complete contrast. It was fought
after the great Vimy victory, when the Canadians were functioning
like a well-oiled machine. It was a battle well-planned and
well-executed by soldiers confident of their abilities and
their efficiency. It was the complete opposite of the 1915
battles. It was also Arthur Curries first battle as
the Commander of the Canadian Corps.
This volume includes historical Overviews of each Battle;
a Battlefield Tour of 10 Points (it includes Fleurbaix, where
the Canadians first arrived on the Western Front); a list
of 29 Cemeteries and memorials where the Canadians killed
in Battles are commemorated or buried. Profusely illustrated
with maps, photos, biographies and drawings.
This volume was made into a TV show, Lost Battlefields (Hill
70). The DVD covers the battle like the book, and is literally
a walking tour.