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  Amiens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Amiens, the Roman Samarobriva, was the central settlement of the Ambiani, one of the principal tribes of Gaul, who were issuing coinage, probably from Amiens, in the 1st century BC.
Amiens is notable for the coherence of its plan, the beauty of its three-tier interior elevation, the particularly fine display of sculptures on the principal facade and in the south transept, and the labyrinth and other inlays of its floor.
Amiens was the birthplace of Peter the Hermit and Odette Sansom (1912-1995), a heroic member of the French Resistance.
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 Battle of Amiens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Amiens, the key to the west by Arthur Streeton, 1918.
The Battle of Amiens, which began on 8 August 1918, was the opening phase of the Allied offensive, later known as the Hundred Days Offensive, that led ultimately to the end of World War I.
The battle marked the end of trench warfare on the Western Front and the return to the mobile warfare that would prevail until the armistice was signed on 11 November.
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 World War One Battles
Battle of Jutland also known by the Germans as the Battle of the Skagerrak (Skaggerakschlacht) occurred on 31 May - 1 June 1916, the first and the only full scale battleship clash during WW I between the German High Seas Fleet (Hochseeflotte) and the British Grand Fleet.
The battle is often regarded as demonstrating that the Royal Navy was technologically inferior to the German Navy.
These battles, and those British and Commonwealth soldiers who gave their lives, are commemorated at the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, and at the Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in the world with nearly 12,000 graves.
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The Battle of Amiens (also known as the 'Black day for the German Army') started at 4:20am on the 8th of August 1918.
After the battle was over a total of 700 Germans were taken prisoner by 550 Australian troops with 200 troops in support.
By half way through the battle the casualties of the 24th Battalion were so great that they had to borrow men from the 27th Battalion.
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 Search Results for 'Amiens'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The cathedral in Amiens Amiens is a city and commune in the north of France, 120 km north of Paris.
Amiens, the Roman Samarobriva, was the central settlement of the Ambiani, one of the principal tribes of Gaul, who were issuing coinage, probably from Amiens, in the 1st century BCE.
Amiens is notable for the coherence of its plan, the beauty of its three-tier interior elevation, the parti...
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 Battle of Amiens & General A. W. Currie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
BATTLE OF AMIENS and GENERAL A. A Greater Triumph...
The battle of Amiens began on August 8, 1918.
By nightfall on the first day of the battle of Amiens, the Canadian Corps’; penetration of the enemy line was unequalled: no other engagement on the Western Front up to that time had achieved this kind of success as the result of a single day’s fighting.
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 Villers Bretoneux, 3rd Somme, Battle of Amiens
On 8 August the Battle for Amiens (also known as the Third Battle of the Somme) commenced when a combined Australian, British and Canadian forced attacked the Germans eastwards from Villers-Bretonneux.
At the conclusion of the Battle for Amiens on 28 August 1918, the
Soldiers of 28th Battalion AIF in the front line trenches on the edge of the wood, a scene of much fierce fighting and bloodshed during its occupation by the Germans, who, at the time of this photo, had been forced by the Australians to evacuate the portion of the wood facing Villers-Bretonneux.
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 Comments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The battle plans based on mere weight of bombardment, which had gained so little ground at such heavy cost, were replaced by an intelligent attempt to profit by the potentialities of powerful new weapons employed in combination.
Above all, the Amiens plan is remarkable for its exploitation of the principle of Surprise, that great old winner of battles, which had been so completely neglected by the planners of the Somme and Passchendaele.
In spite of the inadequate training of the cavalry for action with tanks, Amiens is an outstanding example of Cooperation - between infantry, tanks and artillery, and between the ground forces and the air.
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 Battle of Amiens 1918   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Following the removal of the Aisne salient (5th August) Foch turned his attention to Amiens, where the next major Allied blows was to fall.
The need to free the Paris - Amiens railway, which was subject to frequent enemy artillery attack, as was Amiens itself, was one of the major aims of the operation.
The Amiens salient had been eliminated in a major Allied victory that finally convinced Ludendorff of the need to end the war.
www.westernfront.co.uk /thegreatwar/articles/timeline/amiens1918.htm   (571 words)

 London Free Press Columnist: ames Reaney - London hero battles through injuries
Reid is a worthy symbol for all the London-region soldiers at Amiens.
Then he was wounded for the final time at Amiens, having fought on till the end was at last in sight.
Amiens did prove to be the dawn of victory.
www.canoe.ca /NewsStand/Columnists/London/James_Reaney/2004/08/08/pf-573187.html   (896 words)

 Valour at Amiens
At the Battle of Amiens, Croak distinguished himself and was singled out for special honour.
Amiens is a town in northern France, about 75 miles north of Paris, and had been in German hands for most of the war.
It was one of the turning points that signalled the imminent defeat of the German forces and an end to the war.
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 The Battle of Amiens
The Canadian Corps were to maintain touch with the French and advance south-westerly; the Australian Corps on their left would move easterly; III Corps on the River Somme valley would advance along it, while their 47th Division would pin down and neutralise German units around Albert.
Just before the battle, out-of-touch British CIGS Henry Wilson issued a memorandum on "British Military Policy 1918-1919", in which he suggested conserving forces for an assault to begin on 1 July 1919.
From the photographic archive of the Imperial War Museum, with permission: A crowd of German prisoners taken by the Fourth Army in the Battle of Amiens, near Abbeville.
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 Reader's Companion to Military History - - Amiens, Battle of   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Amiens offensive finally ended Erich Ludendorff's hopes for further attacks and indeed persuaded the German high command that the war must be ended.
Amiens was therefore a turning point on the Western Front.
But Amiens is also significant because this battle was a well-prepared combination of several arms.
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 George Dean Laughton Morton during 1916-1919
After almost four years of stationary warfare and colossal struggles, after the experiences gained from the diminutive results of battles organized and prepared and carried out on a titanic scale, the story of the final blow of the Allies and its consequences reads like fiction.
On the morning of August 9th, the 4th C.M.R. entered the battle east of Le Quesnel and the recently won Outer Amiens Defense Line.
In the first four days of battle, the Allies had captured 21000 prisoners, killed and wounded many, and at a cost of 20000 casualties.
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 Regimental History: "Billy's Own": Page 6
The ensuing Battle of Amiens marked the beginning of the end for the Germans.
This should have been the end of the battle for the 49th, but, even though the Germans had rushed in five divisions of reinforcements, General Rawlinson decided to push on in hopes of a larger breakthrough.
As the battles of September showed, it was still capable of hard and skilful fighting, but the losses it had suffered at Amiens and Cambrai, as well as the rapidly increasing numbers of Americans arriving in France, convinced the German military leaders, Hindenburg and Ludendorff, that no prospect of victory remained.
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 Annick Press - For Teachers - Generals Die in Bed
He was wounded in 1918 during the Battle of Amiens and returned to Montreal, where he married and had a son.
This battle, on April 22, 1915, marked the first major use of poison gas on the Western Front by the Germans as a means of breaking the trench deadlock.
In 1916 the major military campaign for the forces of the British Empire was the Battle of the Somme, from July 1 to mid-November.
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 First World War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Letter from the commander of the Fourth Army, General Henry Rawlinson, thanking the RAF 5th Brigade for its support during the Battle of Amiens, 16 August 1918.
The Allied victory at the Battle of Amiens (8-11 August 1918) was founded on a combined offensive, in which - as Rawlinson acknowledged - air power played a significant part.
However, as Rawlinson also recognised, this success came at a heavy cost: 97 British and French aircraft were either downed or irreparably damaged during the first day of the battle.
nationalarchives.gov.uk /pathways/firstworldwar/battles/p_rawlinson.htm   (123 words)

 Le Quesnel Memorial - Veterans Affairs Canada
At Le Quesnel, on the road from Amiens to Royce, the Canadian Le Quesnel Memorial, made of Quebec granite, pays tribute to the achievements of the Canadian Corps in the Battle of Amiens, 8-1 1 August, 1918.
Halted at Amiens, not having driven a wedge between the British and French, the Germans mounted offensives elsewhere on the Western Front.
For Amiens it was more important to conceal from the enemy the intentions of the Canadian Corps than any other formation.
www.vac-acc.gc.ca /general/sub.cfm?source=memorials/ww1mem/le_quesnel   (535 words)

 First World War.com - Primary Documents - Philip Gibbs on the Battle of Amiens, 27 August 1918
Reproduced below is an extract from a newspaper account of the Battle of Amiens by the official British wartime reporter Philip Gibbs.
In the event its tone was largely justified; the opening of the Amiens battle on 8 August 1918 transpired to be the onset of the final phase of the war, namely the Allied advance to victory culminating in the Allied-German armistice on 11 November 1918.
The success of our infantry is the more remarkable because in this battle very few tanks have been used, and machine-gun nests had to be taken in many cases without their help.
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The legendary Battle of the Somme opened on 1 July 1916, the worst single day in the history of the British Army, with 20,000 men killed and 40,000 wounded.
However, the Canadians' part in the great battle, which was to last through to November, didn't begin until September at Pozières, and lasted through to October.
After the St. Eloi battles in April 1916, in which 1,300 casualties were suffered, he was removed.
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At secondary level the tendency is to consider only the battle of the Somme in 1916 and the battle of Passchendaele in 1917 as representative of the offensive operations of the British and Imperial armies on the Western Front.
One such selection could consist of the Second Battle of Ypres in 1915, the Somme in 1916, Arras in 1917, Messines and Third Ypres in 1917 and the battle of Amiens in 1918.One of the lesser actions, the battle of Hamel in July 1918 is also very useful.
If the resources for the Battle of the Somme in 1916 are compared with these totals it is possible to see the massive increases in the resources available by 1918 and the way, which the new technologies had been implemented.
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 William Brown - Amiens
During the three days of the Battle of Amiens, the Canadians advanced 8 miles and the German forces facing them surrendered in their thousands.
On August 10th, the final day of the Battle of Amiens (which was described as generally quiet after the momentous breakthrough on the first day), Uncle Bill suffered the wound that would leave him disabled for the rest of his life.
As he passed a German machine gun position, he was hit in the back of the left calf by a single bullet, which shattered the bone in his lower calf and exited through the front of his leg, leaving a large exit wound through which both ends of his broken leg protruded.
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 The Battle of Amiens
The Battle of Amiens was one of the strongest blows against the German line during the Great War and came shortly after the Australian victory at Le Hamel.
However, despite the success of the Battle of Amiens the German army, even in retreat, was still capable of fighting back.
A series of tough battles was fought by the Corps in the days after 8 August as it pushed forward towards the final objectives set for their advance over the plain of the Somme.
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 History of WORLD WAR I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In the second battle of the Marne (from July 18) and in the battle of Amiens (from August 8) the German forces are driven back.
The attack at Amiens is led by as many as 450 tanks.
After the battle of Amiens, in August, Ludendorff concludes that the German cause is hopeless.
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 Chapter 10
By 10.00 p.m., when the Battalion fell in for the last time before the battle began, every man had a clear and distinct idea of what his own particular job would be and of what part we were playing in the general scheme of operations.
At 4.20 am, to the dot a terrific barrage opened, eclipsing anything we had yet heard; this same expression will be found in accounts of the succeeding battles up to the time of the Armistice, as the Allies increased the ferocity of their opening barrages with each successive push.
This was our last tour of duty on the Amiens front, as we were relieved on the night of the 24th by the 1st Bn.
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 Bro. Miller   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
That assault was to become known as the battle of Amiens.
The battle started with an opening barrage of artillery fire directed at German big gun positions, followed by a charge of Infantry.
The Battle of Amiens was the start of the end for Germany in the Great War.
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 First World War.com - Primary Documents - Paul von Hindenburg on the Battle of Amiens, 8 August 1918
In this extract von Hindenburg reflected upon the effects of what transpired to be the onset of the final phase of the war, namely the Allied advance to victory initiated by the Battle of Amiens on 8 August 1918.
In the southwest the noise of battle could clearly be heard.
Our battles from July 15th to August 4th could be regarded, both abroad and at home, as the consequence of an unsuccessful but bold stroke, such as may happen in any war.
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