Reports relating to Joseph John Talbot Hobbs, August 1918

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Accession Number AWM2018.19.103
Collection number 3DRL/2600
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 2
Object type Papers
Physical description 60 Image/s captured
Maker Birdwood, William Riddell
Hobbs, Joseph John Talbot
Place made France
Date made 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Reports relating to the Battle of Amiens and the First World War service of Major-General Joseph John Talbot Hobbs, 5th Australian Division, 20-28 August 1918.

This collection contains two detailed reports relating to the Battle of Amiens on 8-11 August 1918. The reports provide background information on preliminary arrangements and plans of attack for individual elements of the operation, and a corresponding narrative of actual events. The reports critically examine the response of central combat arms during different stages of the battle, and offer both concluding observations and recommendations for future operations.

This file contains:

Report on Operations by Major-General J. [Joseph] Talbot Hobbs, Headquarters, Australian Corps, 20 August 1918; and
Unofficial report by William Riddell Birdwood titled 'Fourth Army Artillery in the Battle of Amiens.' with note to J.J.T. [Joseph John Talbot] Hobbs attached, 28 August 1918