Norm spent six years with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in England (1990-1993) and in France (1993-1996), including three years as Chief Records Officer.
A metallurgical engineer by trade, Christie has combined his varied background and 20 years of research to produce a unique view into the First World War. Since 1996 he has written 17 books on the Canadian Military History experience in two World Wars.
The Battle of Mount Sorrel happened at the same time as the Battle of Sanctuary Wood. As a matter of fact, they were part of the same action undertaken by the 3rd Division, CEF, to regain lost territory in the Ypres Salient. It took place at 1:30 AM, June 13, 1916. Sanctuary Wood was on the left of Mount Sorrel and closer to Hooge. The 58th Battalion was active in Sanctuary wood, achieving its objective by about 2:30 AM.