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BATTLE OF AMIENS 1918, and Operations 8th August-3rd Sept 1918.

BATTLE OF AMIENS 1918, and Operations 8th August-3rd Sept 1918.

BATTLE OF AMIENS 1918, and Operations 8th August-3rd September, 1918.' by Lt Col Kearsey.
Battle Of Amiens 1918 Ludendorff's Black day of the German Army

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BATTLE OF AMIENS 1918, and Operations 8th August-3rd September, 1918.' by Lt Col Kearsey.

First published in 1950 this book is a reprint of that edition. This is one of a series of studies on campaigns and battles of the Great War by Lt Col Kearsey, designed to help the student of military history, particularly those studying for Staff College. Sub-titled
‘The Turn of the Tide on the Western Front' the book examines the offensive
that marked the beginning of the end for Germany.

The Australians with their Canadian comrades, launched on the 8 August 1918, the Battle of Amiens the great offensive that was to bring the war to a victorious end.

Setting out from the positions of Villers-Bretonneux and Hamel, the Australian troops in two hours had accomplished all their objectives, and the Canadian troops who had begun
the attack alongside them had advanced several kilometres. In just over 3 hours,
the enemy's front line had been overrun. In total, the Allied forces captured
29,144 prisoners, 338 guns, and liberated 116 towns and villages. Ludendorff,
the German commander, famously called the 8th August "the black day of the German
Army"

  • Book Condition: PERFECT - NEW BOOK
  • Cover Soft (SB) or Hardback (HB): SB
  • Dimensions in mm : 215X140
  • Thickness in mm: 7
  • Total Pages: 79
  • Weight in grams: 150

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