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The Resource Monash's masterpiece : the Battle of Le Hamel and the 93 minutes that changed the world, Peter FitzSimons

Monash's masterpiece : the Battle of Le Hamel and the 93 minutes that changed the world, Peter FitzSimons

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Monash's masterpiece : the Battle of Le Hamel and the 93 minutes that changed the world
Title
Monash's masterpiece
Title remainder
the Battle of Le Hamel and the 93 minutes that changed the world
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Peter FitzSimons
Title variation
Monashs masterpiece
Title variation remainder
the battle of Le Hamel and the 93 minutes that changed the world
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eng
Summary
The Battle of Le Hamel on 4 July 1918 was an Allied triumph, and strategically very important in the closing stages of WWI. A largely Australian force, commanded by the brilliant Sir John Monash, fought what has been described as the first modern battle - where infantry, tanks, artillery and planes operated together as a coordinated force. Monash planned every detail meticulously, with nothing left to chance. Integrated use of tanks, planes, infantry, wireless (and even carrier pigeons!) was the basis, and it went on from there, down to the details: everyone used the same maps, with updated versions delivered by motorbike despatch riders to senior commanders, including Monash. Each infantry battalion was allocated to a tank group, and they advanced together. Supplies and ammunition were dropped as needed from planes. The losses were relatively few. In the words of Monash: 'A perfect modern battle plan is like nothing so much as a score for an orchestral composition, where the various arms and units are the instruments, and the tasks they perform are their respective musical phrases.' Monash planned for the battle to last for 90 minutes - in the end it went for 93. What happened in those minutes changed for the rest of the war the way the British fought battles, and the tactics and strategies used by the Allies. Peter FitzSimons brings this Allied triumph to life, and tells this magnificent story as it should be told
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10679409
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APLS
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FitzSimons, Peter
Dewey number
940.434
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Monash, John
  • Le Hamel, Battle of, Le Hamel, Amiens, France, 1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Generals
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Le Hamel (Amiens, France)
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adult
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the battle of Le Hamel and the 93 minutes that changed the world
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Monash's masterpiece : the Battle of Le Hamel and the 93 minutes that changed the world, Peter FitzSimons
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062164761
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 414 pages, 8 unnumbed pages of plates
Isbn
9780733640087
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1022209273
Label
Monash's masterpiece : the Battle of Le Hamel and the 93 minutes that changed the world, Peter FitzSimons
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062164761
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 414 pages, 8 unnumbed pages of plates
Isbn
9780733640087
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1022209273

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