Monash's Masterpiece: The battle of Le Hamel and the 93 minutes that changed the world
The Battle of Le Hamel on 4 July 1918 was an Allied triumph, and strategically very important in the closing stages of WWI. A largely Australian force, commanded by the brilliant Sir John Monash, fought what has been described as the first modern battle - where infantry, tanks, artillery and planes operated together as a coordinated force.
Monash planned every detail meticu...more
Some officers and in particular two civilians, Murdoch and Bean ...more
The book is a vivid and intricate account of the July 1918 Battle of Le Hamel where Monash’s meticulous planning and ...more
Firstly whilst I understand the author's intent of writing the book in the present tense, his style (and in particular the overuse of independent clauses) as well as the need to write the original German text and then translate it in penny packets detracts from the flow and is incredibly annoying. Similarly, the use of idiomatic language and the parochial manner of retel ...more