Battle of Amiens


A scene during the Battle of Amiens, as painted by Australian war artist Will Longstaff, titled "8th August, 1918." Public domain

We’re coming up on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Amiens, near the end of World War I. Amiens was the start of what came to be known as the 100 Days Offensive, which was the Allies’ final push to win the war.

Tracy's Research:

  • Australian War Memorial. “Operation Michael: The German Offensive of March 21 1918.” https://www.awm.gov.au/visit/exhibitions/1918/battles/michael
  • New Zealand History. “1918: Spring Offensive and Advance to Victory.” https://nzhistory.govt.nz/war/western-front-1918
  • National Archives. “The 1918 Allied counter-offensive.” http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pathways/firstworldwar/battles/counter.htm
  • Tattrie, Jon and Breton Greenhouse. “Battle of Amiens.” Encyclopedia Britannica. December 21, 2017. https://www.britannica.com/event/Battle-of-Amiens
  • Australian War Memorial. “The Battle of Amiens: 8 August 1918.” https://www.awm.gov.au/visit/exhibitions/1918/battles/amiens
  • Lloyd, Nick. “The Imperial Triumph of Amiens.” History Today. 4/4/2014. https://www.historytoday.com/nick-lloyd/imperial-triumph-amiens
  • Terraine, John. “The Battle of Amiens, August 8th, 1918.” History Today. 8/8/1958. https://www.historytoday.com/john-terraine/battle-amiens-august-8th-1918
  • Walsh, Matt. “Battle for Amiens.” Reserves Association (NSW) Inc and the Military Police Association of Australia Inc. 2008. http://www.amosa.org.au/schools/mhp/ww1/BATTLE%20FOR%20AMIENS.pdf
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  • Cook, Tim. “Evolution of Canada’s Shock Troops.” Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/collection/canadas-hundred-days/
  • Library of Congress. “Armistice Terms Granted to Central Powers .” https://www.loc.gov/collections/world-war-i-rotogravures/articles-and-essays/events-and-statistics/armistice-terms/
  • Ludendorff, Erich. “November 1918; the Great War from the siege of Liège to the signing of the armistice as viewed from the grand headquarters of the German Army.” 1919. Via Archive.org. https://archive.org/details/ludendorffsowns00unkngoog
  • U.S. Holocaust Museum. “Antisemitism in History: World War I.” https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007166
  • Kitchen, Martin. “The Ending of World War One, and the Legacy of Peace.” BBC. 2/17/2011. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/war_end_01.shtml
  • Badsey, Stephen. “Amiens, Battle Of.” International Encyclopedia of the First World War. 11/7/2016. https://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/article/amiens_battle_of
  • Australian Government Department of Veterans’ Affairs. “Battle of Hamel.” Australians on the Western Front. https://anzacportal.dva.gov.au/history/conflicts/australians-western-front/australian-remembrance-trail/australian-corps-1

Topics in this Podcast: 20th century, World War I, wwi, military history, warfare, German history, European history, British history, Canadian history, Australian history, French history