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Last 100 Days The Australian Road to Victory in the First World War

Davies Will

9780143784968

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Price: $34.99
Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9780143784968
Published: July 2018

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In March 1918, with the fear of a one-million-man American army landing in France, the Germans attacked. In response, Australian soldiers were involved in a number of engagements, culminating in the Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux and the saving of Amiens, and Paris, from German occupation.Then came General John Monash's first victory as the Commanding Officer of the newly formed Australian Corps at Hamel. This victory, and the tactics it tested, became crucial to the Allied victory after 8 August, the 'black day of the German Army'. On this day the major Allied counteroffensive began, with the AIF in the vanguard of the attack. The Australians, with the Canadians to the south and the British across the Somme to the north, drove the Germans back, first along the line of the Somme and then across the river to Mont St Quentin, Peronne and on to the formidable Hindenburg Line, before the last Australian infantry action at Montbrehain in early October.Fast-paced and tense, the story of The Last 100 Days is animated by the voices of Australian soldiers as they endured the war's closing stages with humour and stoicism; and as they fought a series of battles in which they played a pivotal role in securing Allied victory.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9780143784968
Published: July 2018

Number of pages: 336
Width: 153 mm
Height: 234 mm
Depth: not specified

Publisher: Random House Australia

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