The Day We Won the War: Turning Point at Amiens 8th August 1918

The Day We Won the War: Turning Point at Amiens 8th August 1918

by Charles Messenger
     
 

The attack at Amiens on 8th August 1918 was the most decisive day of the Great War. It marked the beginning of the 'Hundred Days' which brought about ultimate victory in the West. The long agony on the Western Front was nearly over.

Led by Australian and Canadian Corps, with British and French troops on the flanks, and spearheaded by tanks, armoured cars and

Overview

The attack at Amiens on 8th August 1918 was the most decisive day of the Great War. It marked the beginning of the 'Hundred Days' which brought about ultimate victory in the West. The long agony on the Western Front was nearly over.

Led by Australian and Canadian Corps, with British and French troops on the flanks, and spearheaded by tanks, armoured cars and supported by the RAF, the attack saw the first convincing use of mobile mechanised warfare.

Drawing on international sources including eyewitness testimonies, former Royal Tank Regiment officer Charles Messenger vividly recreates this decisive battle - how the attack was conceived, the preparations, the assault itself - and explores its historic lessons. His dramatic account shows how Amiens paved the way for the final victorious Allied advance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753825938
Publisher:
Phoenix
Publication date:
03/02/2010
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

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