Title: Volume V – The Australian Imperial Force in France during the Main German Offensive, 1918
Author: Bean, C E W
Condition: Very Good
Edition: 4th Edition
Publication Date: 1938
Cover: Hard Cover without Dust Jacket – 825 pages
Comments: Volume V – The Australian Imperial Force in France during the Main German Offensive, 1918. Scarce as a 1st Edition copy.
This volume deals with the German offensive of March/April 1918, a decisive episode in the history of Europe and one of absorbing interest to the student of war. It could be argued that the most important battles in Australian military history were fought around Amiens and Hazelbrouck in the spring of this year. Although the Australians suffered over 15,000 casualties in March/April 1918, by the end of April their 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Divisions were holding half the crucial front from Arras in the north to Amiens in the southeast. The Australian Troops had never fought better or with more telling effect.