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'First Battle of Arras and the Battle of Hamel 1918' a presentation by John Lee

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'Perfect Defence, Perfect Attack: Arras and Hamel 1918' with John Lee This month's presenter is John Lee. His talk will include the First Battle of Arras, 28 March 1918 and the Battle of Hamel, 4 July 1918.  IMAGES: The Battle of Hamel, Australian and American troops dug in together during the Battle of Hamel. (CC) Australian War Memorial ; Battl…


Paul Cobb: Sir John Monash and the Battle of Hamel

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Most ANZAC officers had not seen wartime action before landing in Egypt, Gallipoli, or the Western Front - although a few had served in South Africa. John Monash was one such officer who only knew military service in Australia. However, he had a distinguished civilian career before the war and was determined to have an equally distinguished career …


‘Perfect Defence, Perfect Attack: Arras and Hamel 1918’ by John Lee

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John Lee will be giving a talk titled ‘Perfect Defence, Perfect Attack: Arras and Hamel 1918’. ‘Operation Mars’ on 28 March 1918 was supposed to be the decisive blow at Arras to complete the defeat of the BEF. It was a catastrophic failure for Germany – almost their 1st July 1916!  On 4 July at Hamel Monash’s Australians, with a great deal of hel…