Shaking General Monash’s Pedestal: the Battle of Hamel 4 July 1918 by Derek Clayton
08 Jun

The Battle of Hamel on 4 July1918 is often heralded as the 'perfect battle', with all objectives taken, as planned, by the Australians in 93 minutes. It was indeed an undoubted success in the end, but both the planning and the execution were far from perfect. General Monash's claim that the battle was 'free from any kind of hitch' needs closer examination.

Left to right: Clemenceau walking with Major General E.E. Sinclair-Maclagan (4th Divisional Commander) and Lieutenant General John Monash

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