"Quarry Headquarters Hill 70" [ASE Label], "Quarry H.Q. of Hill 70 Battle" [LAC Label]

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[Photograph of Hill 70 at the end of the war. In August, 1917, Commander of the Canadian Corps Sir Arthur Currie was ordered to attack the French city of Lens in order to relieve pressure on the Allied troops fighting at Passchendaele. Instead of launching an attack on the heavily fortified city, however, Currie thought it would be more strategic to capture Hill 70. On August 15th, the Canadians successfully captured Hill 70. Now in control of the high ground that overlooked the city, Canadians were able to provoke the German army and force them out of their duggouts.]