Amiens 1918

Amiens 1918

The Black Day of the German Army

Campaign 197
  • Author: Alistair McCluskey
  • Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Short code: CAM 197
  • Publication Date: 4 Jun 2008
  • ISBN: 9781846033032
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

The battle of Amiens was the turning point of World War I, confirming to all that the strategic initiative had decisively returned to the Allies. The battle heralded the arrival of new strategic, tactical and operational methods of attack for the Allies. Most importantly, by the time the battle ended on 11 August the desire of the German leadership to continue the war had been shattered. In this book Alistair McCluskey describes the course of the battle and the commanders involved. He details troop movements that illustrate the rapid advance of Allied forces, all of which are analysed using both traditional and bird's-eye-view maps. Released to coincide with the 90th anniversary of the battle, this book is illustrated with some amazingly poignant rare photographs and full-colour artwork, providing a detailed analysis of the battle that heralded the beginning of the end of World War I.

Biographical Note

Alistair McCluskey is a serving officer in the British Army. He has served in the UK, Germany, Northern Ireland and Bosnia. He gained his MA at King's College, London. His interests include military history, particularly the Roman Army and World War 1, and Sunderland Football Club. He lives with his wife and son in the south-east of England. This is his first book for Osprey.Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects. He is a keen wargamer and modelmaker. He is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.

Contents

Origins of the campaign
Chronology
Opposing commanders
Opposing armies
Opposing plans
The battle of Amiens
Aftermath
The battlefield today
Bibliography
Index

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