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August 1917 was arguably the darkest month in the long history of Norfolk County. War in Europe had raged for three savage years and communities across Canada had already sacrificed thousands of young soldiers. From Aug. 15 through Aug. 25 of that deadly year, it was Norfolk’s turn to offer up blood and that it ..
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The Battle of Hill 70, August 15 to 25, is a Canadian success story as important as Vimy Ridge. It took place only a few months after Vimy and days before Passchendaele and yet it is largely forgotten. Following the victory at Vimy the Canadians continued operations in the Arras area to divert attention from ..
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