Bullecourt 1917: Breaching the Hindenburg Line by Paul Kendall

By Paul Kendall

within the spring of 1917 the Arras offensive used to be all started to wreck the stalemate of the Western entrance through piercing the bold German defences of the Hindenburg Line. The village of Bullecourt lay on the southern finish of the conflict entrance, and the battling there over a interval of six weeks from eleven April until eventually past due may well 1917, epitomised the bleak trench war of worldwide conflict I.

In Bullecourt 1917, Paul Kendall tells the tales of the fierce battles fought by means of 3 British and 3 Australian divisions in an try to relief Allenby’s 3rd military get away from Arras. nearly 10,000 Australian and 7,000 British squaddies died, lots of whom have been indexed as lacking and feature no identified grave. The conflict brought on a lot consternation as a result of the failure of British tanks in aiding Australian infantry on eleven April, yet regardless of the shortcoming of tank and artillery help the Australian infantry valiantly fought their method into the German trenches. It took another six weeks for British and Australian infantry to seize the village. This publication tells the tale of this sour conflict and can pay tribute to the boys who took half. Crucially, Paul Kendall has contacted as a number of the surviving kin of the warring parties as he may well, to realize new perception into these bad occasions at the Hindenburg Line.

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