An account of the operations of the Australian Corps in 1918 by its commander who took over from Birdwood in May of that year, thus becoming the first Australian commander of the Corps. The Corps came into existence officially as 1917 passed into 1918, but it wasn’t till August, the Battle of Amiens and the beginning of the last 100 days, that all five Australian divisions went into battle for the first time as a united Corps, which it remained for the rest of the war. Like his Canadian counterpart, Currie, he was only a member of the militia or part-time soldier before the war, but he went on to become one of the outstanding senior commanders.
AUSTRALIAN VICTORIES IN FRANCE IN 1918
This lucidly written book, by Australia’s most famous commander and arguably the greatest tactician on the Allied side in WW1, is a classic account of the Australian Army Corps in the closing months of the war. Essential reading for all students of he Western Front and 1918.