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Author Billet, R. S., 1937-

Title Mont St Quentin : a soldier's battle / Bill Billett
Edition First edition
Published Dural Delivery Centre, N.S.W. : Rosenberg, 2009
Dural Delivery Centre, NSW : Rosenberg, 2009

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 MELB  940.435 Monash Bil/Msq  AVAILABLE
Description 184 pages 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps. portraits, ; 23 cm
Contents Kaiser's battle: Germany's last hope for victory -- Pursuit to the Somme: advance to contact -- Mont St Quentin: take the high ground and hold it -- Mont St Quentin falls: 6th Brigade (Victoria) conquers -- Exploiting success: 7th Brigade securing the line -- Battle for Péronne: 5th division's assault -- Péronne Falls: mission accomplished -- Analysis: ingredients of victory -- Tactics and training -- Command and strategy
Summary This is the story of the third significant Australian victory (after Viller-Brettoneux and Hamel)fought over 31 August to 5 September 1918. Mont St Quentin and Peronne, were both keys to German defence of the Somme River
Analysis World War 1
Military operations
France
Australian Army
Army personnel
Anecdotes
History
Notes Maps on foldout endpapers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 168-170) and index
Subject Monash, John, Sir, 1865-1931.
Australia. Australian Army. Australian Imperial Force (1914-1921)
World War, 1914-1918 -- France -- Somme -- Participation, Australian.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Technology.
Somme, 2nd Battle of the, France, 1918.
Australians -- Warfare -- France -- Somme.
Military planning -- France -- Somme.
Somme (France) -- 2nd Battle of the, 1918
Somme (France) -- History.
Somme (France) -- History, Military.
LC no. 2009512278
ISBN 9781877058875 paperback