Amiens 1918

The Black Day of the German Army

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Amiens 1918

The Black Day of the German Army

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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.

Table of Contents

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

Product details

Published 04 Jun 2008
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781846033032
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 60 b/w; 13 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 197
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Peter Dennis

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