Volume V – The Australian Imperial Force in France during the Main German Offensive, 1918 (8th edition, 1941)

Author: Bean, Charles Edwin Woodrow (C E W)

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This volume deals with the German offensive of March/April 1918, a decisive episode in the history of Europe and one of absorbing interest to the student of war. It could be argued that the most important battles in Australian military history were fought around Amiens and Hazelbrouck in the spring of this year. Although the Australians suffered over 15,000 casualties in March/April 1918, by the end of April their 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Divisions were holding half the crucial front from Arras in the north to Amiens in the southeast. The Australian Troops had never fought better or with more telling effect.

Introduction by L C F Turner, to the University of Queensland Press edition.