Volume IV – The Australian Imperial Force in France, 1917 (11th edition, 1941)

Accession Number RCDIG1069753
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Volume
Item count 1
Object type Book
Maker Bean, Charles Edwin Woodrow (C E W)
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

After the AIF's terrible losses on the Somme and at Fromelles in 1916, the 1917 volume opens with plans for the coming twelve months. These were set back however when the Germans carried out an extensive evacuation. Its completion found the Germans behind well prepared defences, which the Entente forces, including the Australians, attacked with little real success for the rest of the year.
The introduction by Bill Gammage, to the University of Queensland Press edition can be found here: https://www.awm.gov.au/official-histories/first_world_war/volIV_introduction

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