Book Launch: Capturing Hill 70

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016

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Capturing Hill 70: Canada’s Forgotten Battle of the First World War, edited by Douglas E. Delaney and Serge M. Durflinger

The product of nine leading scholars, Capturing Hill 70 explores key elements of the August 1917 Battle of Hill 70, a costly yet virtually forgotten Canadian engagement of the First World War. This event will illuminate the battle’s pivotal role in forging the character of the famed Canadian Corps. This presentation will appeal to those interested in the First World War and Canadian history.

Presenters: Dr. Serge Durflinger is a Professor in the History Department at the University of Ottawa. The co-editor and author of Capturing Hill 70, Dr. Durflinger is also the author of Fighting From Home: The Second World War in Verdun, Quebec and Veterans with a Vision: Canada’s War Blinded in Peace and War.

Dr. Tim Cook, the Canadian War Museum’s First World War Historian, contributed to Capturing Hill 70, and has published eight award-winning books on Canadian military history.

The Canadian War Museum is pleased to launch Capturing Hill 70: Canada’s Forgotten Battle of the First World War, the latest volume in the Studies in Canadian Military History Series published by UBC Press.

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7pm, Barney Danson Theatre, Canadian War Museum (free)

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