This is one of a series of studies on campaigns and battles of the Great War by Lt Col Kearsey, designed to help the student of military history, particularly those studying for Staff College. Sub-titled ‘The Turn of the Tide on the Western Front’ the book examines the offensive that marked the beginning of the end for Germany and of which the first day, 8th August, was named by Ludendorff as ‘the black day of the German Army’. Beginning with an appreciation of the situation on 1st August it follows the events leading up to the battle, describes the first day of the offensive and the battle that followed during the next three days. It then reviews operations from 21st August to 3rd September, officially the Second Battles of the Somme. The study closes by posing twelve questions for the student, gives some general notes for the solution of the problems and finally gives the solutions
BATTLE OF AMIENS 1918, and Operations 8th August-3rd September, 1918.
Detailed study of the Amiens offensive and subsequent operations to 3rd September. Intended for military history students it concludes with a series of questions on the campaign – and solutions.