Between August 15 and August 25, 1917, The Canadian Corps fought the German 6th Army at Hill 70, located on the outskirts of Lens in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France. The objectives were to inflict casualties and draw troops awayfrom the 3rd Battle of Ypres. The Canadians were only partially successful in their objective; they tied up local divisions but did not draw troops from other areas. The battle was costly, with numerous casualties on both sides.
For the Signals contribution to the battle, click on the Virtual Exhibit PDF below.