- The Battle of Mont St Quentin - Peronne 1918
The Battle of Mont St Quentin - Peronne 1918
The Battle of Mont St Quentin-Peronne 1918 charts an extraordinary journey from the trenches facing Mont St Quentin on 31 August 1918 through the frenetic phases of the battle until the final objectives are taken on 5 September. This is the story, told in the words of the men themselves, of the capture of the ‘unattackable’ Mont and the ‘invincible’ fortress town of Péronne, two of the great feats of Australian forces in the First World War.
The Battle of Mont St Quentin-Peronne 1918 explores the relationship between myth and history and the significance of the Anzac legend. It analyses the forces that drove the diggers forward even when they had reached the limits of their endurance. It represents the Australian Corps at its very best, its diggers fighting for peace and satisfied that, ‘whatever might lie ahead, at least everything was right behind them’.
Part of the Australian Army Campaign series - 11.
Details: Non-fiction, published 2012.
Format: Soft cover, 140 pages.
Dimensions: 24.5 cm (h) x 17.0 cm (w) x 1.3 cm (d) / 486 grams.