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Amiens: Dawn of Victory

3.86  ·  Rating Details  ·  14 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
It was the decisive battle of World War I. German commander Erich Ludendorff called it "the black day of the German army." Many authors have stated that it was the beginning of the end of the great conflict. And yet, until now, no book has been published on the climactic battle at Amiens.

Amiens was one of the first "modern" battles, and certainly the first attempted by the
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ebook, 250 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Dundurn
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Betsy
Mar 02, 2016 Betsy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good look at the Battle of Amiens in the summer of 1918. Considering that less than six months before, the Allied Army had been fighting for survival, this turnaround had a profound effect on the course of the war. Overextention on the part of the German Army along with a momentous effort on the part of Allied troops produced what became known as "the black day of the German Army". Unfortunately, after a short period the Allies were forced to halt operations due to increased resistance on the pa ...more
Martin Samuels
This review refers to the British 2007 edition: Amiens 1918: The Last Great Battle

This book started life over 30 years ago, when McWilliams & Steel interviewed a number of surviving Australian participants in the battle. The project stalled, only to be revived some 20 years later in the form of this book. The result is a useful contribution to the study of this vital battle, in that it supplements the official histories of Britain, Australia and Canada with significant firsthand accounts.

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Michael
Aug 29, 2015 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The authors are to be commended for their perseverance (read the short 'The Authors' Acknowledgement' at the end of the book for more details). This book is essential reading for anyone who wishes to become acquainted with the last phase of the Great War, and the contributions made by the Australian and Canadian Corps towards the Allied victory in November 1918. As mentioned in other reviews the maps published are lamentable. But the published Order of Battle is very useful.
Caer Glas
Excellent overview of the battle along with some reasonably insightful comment on causes and consequences of it all. I rated it only three stars because it suffers in using old, unclear maps and not too many of those. Other than that a good starting point for someone wanting to study this battle in particular and the Hundred Days overall.
M.J. Preston
Sep 07, 2011 M.J. Preston rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A look at the Great war and the turning point for Canada and it's allies. Steel and McWilliams are masterful in making history a pleasure to read.
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