1918 Amiens to the Hindenburg Line
The fifth and final title in the Australians on the Western Front Series examines the experiences of Australians fighting in France during the final months of the First World War under Australian commander Lieutenant General Sir John Monash. In August 1918, the Australian Corps spearheaded a fresh British offensive and the diggers' progress exceeded anything they had done before. Soon after came the combined attacks on Mont St Quentin and Peronne. More Victoria Crosses were awarded for actions here than in any other Australian operation. By the end of September the Australians were confronting the Hindenburg Line. Soon Australian and American forces broke through the heavily protected German defensive zone, though at great human cost. Written by the Australian War Memorial's Peter Burness and illustrated with more than 120 full-page photographs. Soft cover, 144 pages.