On 8 August 1918, the Allied forces launched the surprise attack that heralded the end of the First World War. With skill and daring, 21 divisions of men breached the German lines, supported by 500 tanks and 1,000 aircraft. This book considers the successes and failures of both sides in this conflict.
James McWilliams and R. James Steel are both avid military historians. Over a thirty-year period the authors interviewed many survivors from the battle, whose accounts are reproduced in vivid detail in the book. They have also collaborated on two previous books on the First World War, The Suicide Battalion and Gas! The Battle for Ypres, 1915.