Beaten Down By Blood

Author: Michele Bomford
Editor: Big Sky Publishing
ISBN: 1921941944
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Beaten Down by Blood: The Battle of Mont St Quentin-Peronne 1918 charts an extraordinary journey from the trenches facing Mont St Quentin on 31 August 1918 through the frenetic phases of the battle until the final objectives are taken on 5 September. This is the story, often told in the words of the men themselves, of the capture of the 'unattackable' Mont and the 'invincible' fortress town of Peronne, two of the great feats of Australian forces in the First World War. The Author places real men on the battlefield, describing their fears and their courage and their often violent deaths. The struggle for control of the battle, to site the guns, to bridge the Somme and maintain communications are portrayed in vivid detail. The story also offers a glimpse of the men's families at home, their anxiety and their lifelong grief.

The Battle Of Mont St Quentin P Ronne 1918

Author: Michele Bomford
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ISBN: 9781921941962
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The Battle of Mont St Quentin-Peronne 1918 charts an extraordinary journey from the trenches facing Mont St Quentin on 31 August 1918 through the frenetic phases of the battle until the final objectives are taken on 5 September. This is the story, often told in the words of the men themselves, of the capture of the 'unattackable' Mont and the 'invincible' fortress town of Péronne, two of the great feats of Australian forces in the First World War. This work provides a carefully articulated context, describing the ground over which the battle was fought and examining the corps and the ingredients which made it 'socially and structurally homogenous'. An overview of infantry firepower, tactics, training and discipline demonstrates that there was more to the Australian soldier than daring and dash. Likewise, the Australians' German opponent, while numerically weaker and haphazardly thrown into the line, is portrayed as a worthy adversary --a determined and tenacious opponent. The Battle of Mont St Quentin-Peronne 1918 explores the relationship between myth and history and the significance of the Anzac legend. It analyses the forces that drove the diggers forward even when they had reached the limits of their endurance. The Battle of Mont St Quentin-Péronne represents the Australian Corps at its very best, its diggers fighting for peace and satisfied that, 'whatever might lie ahead, at least everything was right behind them'.

Anzac Centenary Commemorative Twin Pack

Author: Michele Bomford
Editor: Big Sky Publishing
ISBN: 9781922132857
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HISTORY. AUSTRALIAN. Beaten Down by Blood charts an extraordinary journey from the trenches facing Mont St Quentin through the frenetic phases of the battle until the final objectives are taken. This is the story, often told in the words of the men themselves, of the capture of the 'unattackable' Mont and the 'invincible' fortress town of Peronne, two of the great feats of Australian forces in the First World War. The Battle of Mont St Quentin-Peronne represents the Australian Corps at its very best, its diggers fighting for peace and satisfied that, 'whatever might lie ahead, at least everything was right behind them'.

Legends Of War

Author: Pat Beale
Editor: Australian Scholarly Publishing
ISBN: 1925588645
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1918 was a year of triumph for the Australian Corps in France yet today this is seldom recognised by most Australians. Our perceptions have been clouded by legends, built up over the past century, that have trivialised their achievement. Here an ex-soldier, Pat Beale DSO MC, uses his military background to help re-discover why and how the Corps was so successful and also the reasons their triumph has been ignored. This concise and knowledgeable account will not sit comfortably with everyone. As the author admits, he slaps a number of ‘sacred cows’ on the rump and challenges some deeply held perceptions, but he hopes it will encourage a better understanding of the great victory of those men and how they achieved it.

World War I A Country By Country Guide 2 Volumes

Author: Spencer C. Tucker
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440863695
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This book offers detailed coverage of every country that played a significant role in World War I, from key participants, including France, Germany, Great Britain, the Ottoman Empire, and the United States, to smaller nations such as Bulgaria, Montenegro, and New Zealand. • Provides a detailed overview of World War I from the perspective of each country that fought in the conflict • Offers historical context for the level of involvement in World War I of 22 countries, including the reasons they entered the war and the consequences for each nation when the war ended • Includes "Did You Know?" sidebars on interesting details, statistics, or other information related to the countries covered in the book

World War I The Definitive Encyclopedia And Document Collection 5 Volumes

Author: Spencer C. Tucker
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851099654
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Offering exhaustive coverage, detailed analyses, and the latest historical interpretations of events, this expansive, five-volume encyclopedia is the most comprehensive and detailed reference source on the First World War available today. • Provides comprehensive coverage of the causes of the war that allows readers to fully understand the complex origins of such a monumental conflict • Supplies detailed analyses and explanations of the events before, during, and after World War I, such as how the results of the war set the stage for the global Great Depression of the 1930s, as well as detailed biographical data on key military and civilian individuals during World War I • Includes a chronologically organized document volume that enables students to examine the sources of historical information firsthand • Covers all key battles, land and sea, and their impacts, as well as the critical technological developments that affected the war's outcomes

Australians On The Western Front 1918 Volume Ii

Author: David W. Cameron
Editor: Penguin Group Australia
ISBN: 1743485794
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Following on from volume 1 of Australians on the Western Front 1918: Resisting the Great German Offensive, volume 2, Spearheading the Great British Offensive, concludes with a detailed account of the final battles of World War I and the defeat of German armed forces on the Western Front. In compelling detail, David W. Cameron recounts the military successes and challenges of the Australian Army Corps, led by Lieutenant General John Monash, during a number of key battles, including the Battle of Hamel on 4 July; the Battle of Amiens on 8 August, and the Battle for Mont St Quentin and Peronne in September; culminating in the week-long battles for the Hindenburg Outpost Line and the Hindenburg Line itself, during which many Australian and American troops tragically lost their lives just as the war was finally drawing to a close. Ultimately, however, the breaking of the Hindenburg Line by Australian, Canadian, British and American troops delivered a crucial blow to the German army, who surrendered unconditionally to the Allies one month later. This book once again draws on the diaries and letters of the Australian soldiers on the battlefields to piece together the story of their heroic actions against enemy forces, placing them within the broader context of the 'war to end all wars'.

The Great War Illustrated 1918

Author: Roni Wilkinson
Editor: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1473881676
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The final book in a series of five titles which graphically cover each year of the war. Countless thousands of pictures were taken by photographers on all sides during the First World War. These pictures appeared in the magazines, journals and newspapers of the time. Some illustrations went on to become part of postwar archives and have appeared, and continue to appear, in present-day publications and TV documentary programs - many did not. The Great War Illustrated series, beginning with the year 1914, includes in its pages many rarely seen images with individual numbers allocated, and subsequently they will be lodged with the Taylor Library Archive for use by editors and authors.While some of the images in The Great War Illustrated 1918 will be familiar, many will be seen for the first time by a new generation interested in the months that changed the world for ever.

Men Of Mont St Quentin

Author: Peter Stanley
Editor: Scribe Publications
ISBN: 192121533X
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In the hands of Peter Stanley, one of Australia's leading military historians, a famous battlefield in France becomes unforgettably connected with Australian men and their families in the long aftermath of the Great War.

Mont St Quentin

Author: Bill Billett
Editor: Rosenberg Pub Pty Limited
ISBN: 9781877058875
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The Battle of Mont St Quentin was fought over 31 August to 5 September 1918. It was the third significant Australian victory -- after Villers-Brettoneux and Hamel -- that helped bring World War I to an end, and it incorporated advances in strategic planning and military technology that circumvented the stalemate that the Western Front had been for some time. Commander of the Australian forces was General Sir John Monash, who planned the operation in detail and with innovation. After frontal attack proved unfeasible, he organised a free-manoeuvre assault, using old trench systems for cover in advance, and operating without tank support or artillery moving barrages. The village of St Quentin was taken, held against counterattack, and the Australian forces then advanced on Péronne, which was cleared street by street and house by house. Major Bill Billett, who served in both the British and Australian Military Forces, gives a detailed account of the planning and execution of the battle, never forgetting the sometimes horrific human experience of the battle, or the courage that led to eight members of the First AIF being awarded the Victoria Cross. He also discusses advances in military tactics, in maintaining morale and in the technology of battle, before then examining the record of Monash as a military commander. Including historical and contemporary photographs, as well as maps and diagrams, the book also gives travel information for those who wish to make a pilgrimage to the Mont St Quentin area and see for themselves where and how the battle was fought.