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Two Brave "Van Doos"

Type: Document

In February 1918, 20-year-old Private William Cleary, volunteered to join a raiding party headed for an enemy trench near Lens, France. After the raid, Cleary decided to return to the enemy position and, with help from three others, brought back two missing wounded men, who had previously been left behind. On August 15, 1917, the opening day of the Battle of Hill 70 in France, Private Joseph Roussin merited his medal for carrying out a successful solo attack against eight enemy soldiers.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Hill 70 and Lens

Type: Document

The Canadian Corps finally came under the command of a Canadian General, Sir Arthur Currie, who fought the Battle of Hill 70 at Lens to a Canadian victory.

Site: National Defence

Hill 70 / Lens - Canada and the First World War

Type: Document

In the Battle of Hill 70, August 15-25, 1917, Canadian forces captured a strategic position on an approach to the city of Lens, gaining considerable ground.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Cité Jeanne d'Arc, Hill 70 in the Distance, by war artist Alexander Young Jackson

Type: Image

An electronic reproduction of the oil on canvas artwork, "Cité Jeanne d'Arc, Hill 70 in the Distance," created by A.Y. Jackson in 1918.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Road to Lens through Liévin, by war artist Gyrth Russell

Type: Image

"An electronic reproduction of the oil on canvas artwork, Road to Lens through Liévin," created by Gyrth Russell in 1918.

Site: Canadian War Museum