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The Resource Heroes of Hamel, Stephen Dando-Collins

Heroes of Hamel, Stephen Dando-Collins

Label
Heroes of Hamel
Title
Heroes of Hamel
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Dando-Collins
Title variation
Heroes of Hamel
Title variation remainder
the Australians and Americans whose WWI victory changed modern warfare
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The battle of Hamel was remarkable for its speed, the tactics employed, numerous acts of extreme bravery, and the fact that for the first time in history American troops fought under Australian command. The Battle of Hamel, explores the preparations and ramifications for this blitzkreig and the parts played by six men in particular: General John Monash, a former Melbourne engineer who had risen through militia ranks to become the first Australian corps commander of WWI, and who put his career on the line by conceiving and commanding the bold Hamel assault, implementing it despite the reservations of his British superior and the interference of American commander General Pershing and Monash's own Australian prime minister, Billy Hughes. Australians Private Henry Dalziel and Lance Corporal Jack Axford, who both won the Victoria Cross (VC) for their gallantry during the battle, and Sergeant Ned Searle (who is related to Stephen Dando-Collins), who set out to win a Victoria Cross during the battle. Colonel Joseph B Sanborn, at 64 supposedly much too old for front line service, yet who, as commander of the American 131st Regiment, defied the orders of US commander General Pershing to lead his men into battle alongside the Australians. On General Monash's recommendation, Sanborn was awarded the British Distinguished Service Cross (DSC). American Corporal Thomas Pope, who won America's highest gallantry award, the Medal of Honor (MOH), for his part in the Battle of Hamel, becoming the first member of the US Army to be awarded the Medal of Honor in World War One. Pope would live to 94, becoming the last WWI Medal of Honor winner to pass away
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10659795
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dando-Collins, Stephen
Dewey number
940.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monash, John
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Le Hamel, Battle of, Le Hamel, Amiens, France, 1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers
  • Australia
  • United States
  • Le Hamel (Amiens, France)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the Australians and Americans whose WWI victory changed modern warfare
Label
Heroes of Hamel, Stephen Dando-Collins
Link
http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-656095273
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
A Vintage Australia book
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
  • volume
  • online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061484735
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
323 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates
File format
one file format
Isbn
9780143787600
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map, portraits, plates
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1021123612
Label
Heroes of Hamel, Stephen Dando-Collins
Link
http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-656095273
Publication
Copyright
Note
A Vintage Australia book
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
  • volume
  • online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061484735
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
323 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates
File format
one file format
Isbn
9780143787600
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map, portraits, plates
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1021123612

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