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Australians on the Western Front 1918 Volume I

Author : David W. Cameron
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InAustralians on the Western Front, David Cameron tells the extraordinary story of Australian troops at Villers-Bretonneux in World War I. The Anzacs had one of their greatest victories at Villers-Bretonneux, defeating the Germans there in an attack later described by a British general as 'perhaps the greatest individual feat of the war'.

Australians on the Western Front 1918 Volume II

Author : David W. Cameron
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Following on from volume 1 of Australians on the Western Front 1918: Resisting the Great German Offensive, volume 2, Spearheading the Great British Offensive, concludes with a detailed account of the final battles of World War I and the defeat of German armed forces on the Western Front. In compelling detail, David W. Cameron recounts the military successes and challenges of the Australian Army Corps, led by Lieutenant General John Monash, during a number of key battles, including the Battle of Hamel on 4 July; the Battle of Amiens on 8 August, and the Battle for Mont St Quentin and Peronne in September; culminating in the week-long battles for the Hindenburg Outpost Line and the Hindenburg Line itself, during which many Australian and American troops tragically lost their lives just as the war was finally drawing to a close. Ultimately, however, the breaking of the Hindenburg Line by Australian, Canadian, British and American troops delivered a crucial blow to the German army, who surrendered unconditionally to the Allies one month later. This book once again draws on the diaries and letters of the Australian soldiers on the battlefields to piece together the story of their heroic actions against enemy forces, placing them within the broader context of the ‘war to end all wars’.

Australian Doctors on the Western Front

Author : Robert Likeman CSM
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A detailed account of the carnage on the Western Front from 1916–1918. This is the third volume in the series ‘Doctors at War’ written by Colonel Robert Likeman CSM, recently retired from the post of Director of Army Health in Canberra. Vols 1 and 2 were published by Slouch Hat Publications in 2010 and 2012. Likeman provides mini biographies of each of the 600+ Australian doctors,and the Australian Army Medical Corps units and hospitals, which served on the Western Front and in the training establishments in the UK. Each officer’s medical qualifications are listed, along with any honours and awards, and numerous photographs.

1918 Villers Bretonneux to Le Hamel

Author : Peter Burness
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Australians on the Western Front—1918 Villers-Bretonneux to Le Hamel is the fourth book in the Australians on the Western Front 1916-1918 series developed by the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

1918 Amiens to the Hindenburg Line

Author : Peter Burness
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Australians on the Western Front—1918 Amiens to the Hindenburg Line is the final book in the Australians on the Western Front 1916-1918 series developed by the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Command and Morale

Author : Gary Sheffield
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Gary Sheffield is one of the most versatile and stimulating of military historians at work today, and this selection of his outstanding essays on the First World War is essential reading for anyone who is keen to broaden their understanding of the subject. For three decades, in a series of perceptive books and articles, he has examined the nature of this war from many angles from the point of view of the politicians and the high command through to the junior officers and other ranks in the front line. Command and Morale presents in a single volume a range of his shorter work, and it shows his scholarship at its best.Among the topics he explores is the decision-making of the senior commanders, the demands of coalition warfare, the performance of Australian forces, the organization and the performance of the army in the field, the tactics involved, the exercise of command, the importance of morale, and the wider impact of the war on British society. Every topic is approached with the same academic rigour and attention to detail which are his hallmarks and which explain why his work has been so influential. The range of his writing, the insights he offers and the sometimes controversial conclusions he reaches mean this thought provoking book will be indispensable reading for all students of the First World War and of modern warfare in general.

On the War path

Author : Robin Gerster
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This anthology reveals the many ways in which going to war has formed a cultural bridge between Australia and the world. From the Sudan in 1885 to Afghanistan in 2001, the connection of war to travel is illustrated in the observations of many writers.

1918 Year of Victory

Author : Ashley Ekins
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1918: Year of Victory, convened by the Australian War Memorial in Canberra in November 2008 to mark the ninetieth anniversary of the end of the Great War. Ashley Ekins (volume editor) is Head of the Military History Section at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Anzac The Unauthorised Biography

Author : Carolyn Holbrook
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Raise a glass for an Anzac. Run for an Anzac. Camp under the stars for an Anzac. Is there anything Australians won’t do to keep the Anzac legend at the centre of our national story? But standing firm on the other side of the Anzac enthusiasts is a chorus of critics claiming that the appetite for Anzac is militarising our history and indoctrinating our children. So how are we to make sense of this struggle over how we remember the Great War? Anzac, the Unauthorised Biography cuts through the clamour to provide a much-needed historical perspective on the battle over Anzac. It traces how, since 1915, Australia’s memory of the Great War has declined and surged, reflecting the varied and complex history of the Australian nation itself. Most importantly, it asks why so many Australians persist with the fiction that the nation was born on 25 April 1915.

The Official History of Australia in the War of 1914 1918 Volume III The Australian Imperial Force in France 1916

Author : C. E. W. Bean
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After its evacuation from the Gallipoli Peninsula, the AIF was reorganised into two corps: I and II Anzac. By the middle of 1916 both corps had arrived on the Western Front, where operations on the Somme were about to begin. In this third volume of Bean's Official History he describes the Australian contribution to the Somme campaign. The Somme offensive was the worst ordeal of the Great War for the AIF, and the Battle of Fromelles and operations at Pozieres are both among the topics given good coverage. Preparations in Egypt - The Desert Line. The Doubling of the AIF. The Arrival in France. The Move to the Front. Trench Warfare at Armentieres. The New Base. The First Fighting in France. The Planning of the Somme Offensive. The Raids at Armentieres. The Arrival of II Anzac. Opening of the Offensive and the Move to Messines. The Battle of Fromelles. The Battle of Fromelles (continued). Operations at Pozieres - July 14th to 22nd. The Taking of Pozieres. The Taking of Pozieres (II) - German Bombardment Begins. The Taking of Pozieres (III) - July 25th and 26th. First General Assault Upon Pozieres Heights. The Taking and Holding of Pozieres Heights. The Last Counter-Attack on Pozieres Heights. The Advance to Mouquet Farm. The Deadlock at Mouquet Farm. The Last Attacks on the Farm. The Effects of Pozieres. Rest at Ypres. Flers. The Somme Battle Ends. Winter. The Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918 is a 12-volume series covering Australian involvement in the First World War. The series was edited by C.E.W. Bean, who also wrote six of the volumes, and was published between 1920 and 1942. The first seven volumes deal with the Australian Imperial Force while other volumes cover the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force at Rabaul, the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Flying Corps and the home front; the final volume is a photographic record. Unlike other official histories that have been aimed at military staff, Bean intended the Australian history to be accessible to a non-military audience. The relatively small size of the Australian forces enabled the history to be presented in great detail, giving accounts of individual actions that would not have been possible when covering a larger force.