"Mont Sorrel" [ASE Label], "Mount Sorrel with Armagh House in the foreground." [LAC Label]

Photographic Image

[Photograph of a destroyed dugout at Mount Sorrell, a British Front Line near Ypres. In 1916, Hill 62, Hill 61, and Mont Sorrel was the only high ground near Ypres that was still under Allied control. On June 2, 1916, Germans mounted an attack against the newly arrived Canadian 3rd division. Overpowered, Germans advanced and captured high ground, threatning Allied foothold in the Ypres Salient. Following a brave attack, Canadians were successful in recapturing lost territory and forcing the German army to their original lines. Canadian participation in the Battle of Mont Sorrel was commemorated with the Hill 62 (Sanctuary Wood) Memorial.]