Battle of Villers Bretonneux

Date from 24 April 1918
Date to 25 April 1918
Place Villers-Bretonneux
Category Battle
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

As part of the German Spring Offensive on the Western Front German forces using infantry and tanks captured Villers-Bretonneux (near Amiens) from exhausted British defenders on 24 April 1918. The Australian 13th and 15th Brigades were brought forward and in a model of a well planned and co-ordinated night attack successfully recaptured the town.

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