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The fight for a strategic point overlooking the town of Lens came mere months after Canadian troops won renown at Vimy Ridge, when Arthur Currie’s Canadian Corps were tasked with another tough challenge - to take and hold Hill 70. Photography by Sadak Souici/The Globe and Mail

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The Hill 70 Memorial Park, dedicated to the Canadian Corps that achieved victory at the Battle of Hill 70 in August, 1917.SADAK SOUICI/The Globe and Mail

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The Hill 70 Memorial Park, dedicated to the Canadian Corps that achieved victory at the Battle of Hill 70 in August, 1917.Picture : Vice-Admiral Darren Hawco (Canada's Military Representative to NATO)SADAK SOUICI/The Globe and Mail

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The Hill 70 Memorial Park, dedicated to the Canadian Corps that achieved victory at the Battle of Hill 70 in August, 1917.Portrait :Isabelle Hudon (Ambassador of Canada to France)SADAK SOUICI/The Globe and Mail

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The Hill 70 Memorial Park, dedicated to the Canadian Corps that achieved victory at the Battle of Hill 70 in August, 1917.SADAK SOUICI/The Globe and Mail

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The Hill 70 Memorial Park, dedicated to the Canadian Corps that achieved victory at the Battle of Hill 70 in August, 1917. Portrait : Gary Coulter,Kingstone Region DivisionSADAK SOUICI/The Globe and Mail

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Lieutenant-Colonel Carl Gauthier says he considers it a privilege to be part of the Directorate of Honours and Recognition, which oversees the creation and awarding of medals and other military honours.SADAK SOUICI/The Globe and Mail

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The Hill 70 Memorial Park, dedicated to the Canadian Corps that achieved victory at the Battle of Hill 70 in August, 1917. Portrait : Arthur R.W Jordan, CD Honorary ColonelSADAK SOUICI/The Globe and Mail

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