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OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE GREAT WAR: FRANCE AND BELGIUM 1918 Vol 4


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France and Belgium, 8th August-26th September 1918: the Franco-British Offensive. New edition with all maps reproduced in full colour. The Official History of the Great War was the grandest official history ever produced in Britain. Its purpose was to provide 'within reasonable compass an authoritative account, suitable for general readers and for students at military schools.' Due to the number of full-colour maps bound in each volume previous attempts to reprint this valuable reference ether floundered, or were produced with the maps in monochrome. At last the acclaimed work of the official cartographers who had ninety thousand maps at their command can be examined as they intended in full colour.

This volume opens with 'the black day of the German Army', 8th August, the Battle of Amiens, the beginning of the last hundred days, and takes the story up to 26th September when the British Armies were lined up opposite the main Hindenburg position. It includes the preparations for Fourth Army's assault at Amiens; the entry of First and Third Armies into the battle on 21st August; the Australian Corps' amazing feat of arms in the capture of Mont St Quentin and that of the Canadian Corps in the breaking of the Drocourt-Queant Line. Second and Fifth Armies' advance in Northern France and Flanders is also covered. This was a period of steady advance and relentless pressure on the German Army.

Reprint of the original publication of 1947

  • AUTHOR: Edmonds, J E
  • FORMAT: 623pp 30 col maps Pb
  • Code: 16332

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