Australians on the Western Front 1918 Volume I

Australians on the Western Front 1918 Volume I

Resisting the Great German Offensive

by David W. Cameron

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 26/02/2018

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The compelling account of the Australian troops fighting on the Western front in March and April 1918.

In Australians on the Western Front 1918 Volume 1, the first in a two-part series, David Cameron tells the extraordinary story of Australian troops on the Western front in March and April of 1918. These troops were directly responsible for pushing back the German advances on the Somme towards Amiens at Dernancourt and Villers-Bretonneux and further north at Hazebrouck, saving the Channel Ports, and their actions resulted in the collapse of the German offensive which was to finally win the war for Germany.

This book bears witness to the sacrifice and victories of the Australian Army Corps, which continued to provide critical support for the British forces as ‘shook troops’ despite their ongoing casualties and dwindling reinforcements.

With vivid descriptions drawing on the diaries and letters of soldiers on the battlefields, Cameron weaves together a thrilling narrative around the significant moments that marked the defeat of the great German offensive, placing their actions within the broader strategic context. The Australian victories in April 1918 enabled the British to launch their own great offensive in August 1918, in which the Australian Army Corps now led by General John Monash, would play a pivotal role in the defeat of Germany three months later (which will be covered in Volume 2).

ISBN:
9780143788614
9780143788614
Category:
Military history
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
26-02-2018
Publisher:
PENGUIN BOOKS AUSTRALIA
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
416
Dimensions (mm):
234x153x31mm
Weight:
0.58kg
David W. Cameron

David W. Cameron is a biological anthropologist and was formerly an Australian Research Council QEII Fellow at the Department of Anatomy & Histology, University of Sydney.

In early 2003 he conducted a preliminary archaeological survey of the Anzac Gallipoli battlefields and held discussions with Turkish and Australian government officials about conservation issues relating to the Anzac area.

He is the author of several books on the Gallipoli Campaign, including 'Sorry, Lads, But the Order is to Go' - The August Offensive, Gallipoli: 1915.

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