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The Last 100 Days

The Australians Road to Victory in the First World War by Davies, Will Code: 52350 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publication date: 01/08/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days Price: AU $34.99

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 Monashs 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, PUronne 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 wars 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.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Publisher: VINTAGE
Publication date: 01/08/2018
Country of publication: AUSTRALIA
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 235mm X 150mm
Code: 52350