• The 95th anniversary of the battle of Hamel, 4 July 1918

    Tuesday 2 July 2013 by Meleah Hampton. 6 comments

    This Thursday, 4 July, marks the 95th anniversary of a pivotal battle of the First World War by Australian soldiers on the Western Front. The battle of Hamel, on 4 July 1918, was largely an Australian-planned battle which achieved a stunning victory over the Germans at the cost of minimal casualties. Hamel has been called a turning point of the First World War on the Western Front and the first ”modern” battle; certainly it marks the…

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