On 4 July 1918, American and Australian troops captured the village of Hamel and the ridge overlooking it. It was not a big battle: the equivalent of one Australian division and one battalion of newly arrived Americans were the only infantry involved. Although Hamel is not a famous named battle it is noteworthy for an increased level of sophistication . At Hamel machines went a long way towards re...
Series: Battleground Europe
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Pen and Sword (March 19, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.3 x 8.7 inches
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I own just about all of the books in the Battleground Europe series written about World War One.I have yet to read one which is not factual and well written. I have used many of the suggested walks or driving tours while visiting the area of a battle...
infantry of the obligation to fight its way forward. After the battle, Haig's Headquarters promulgated its lessons for other commanders. Among the senior officers who visited Monash's Headquarters was Brigadier-General Bernard Montgomery. The military thinker and former Tank Corps officer, Major-General J.F.C. Fuller, thought Hamel more important in making the reputation of the Tank Corps than the battle of Cambrai.