Title: The Australian Victories in France in 1918
Author: Monash, General Sir John
Edition: Fascimile Edition
Publication Date: 2009
Cover: Soft Cover with Dust Jacket – 352 pages
Comments: The book covers of the victories of the Australian Corps in France in 1918 – facsimile edition.
An account of the operations of the Australian Corps in 1918 by its commander who took over from Birdwood in May of that year, thus becoming the first Australian commander of the Corps. The Corps came into existence officially as 1917 passed into 1918, but it wasn’t till August, the Battle of Amiens and the beginning of the last 100 days, that all five Australian divisions went into battle for the first time as a united Corps, which it remained for the rest of the war. Like his Canadian counterpart, Currie, General Sir John Monash was only a member of the militia or part-time soldier before the war, but he went on to become one of the outstanding senior commanders.