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By Paul Kendall

within the spring of 1917 the Arras offensive used to be all started to wreck the stalemate of the Western entrance by way of 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 might 1917, epitomised the bleak trench struggle of worldwide warfare I.

In Bullecourt 1917, Paul Kendall tells the tales of the fierce battles fought by way of 3 British and 3 Australian divisions in an try to reduction Allenby’s 3rd military escape 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 end result of the failure of British tanks in assisting Australian infantry on eleven April, yet regardless of the shortcoming of tank and artillery aid the Australian infantry valiantly fought their means into the German trenches. It took yet another six weeks for British and Australian infantry to trap the village. This booklet tells the tale of this sour conflict and will pay tribute to the lads who took half. Crucially, Paul Kendall has contacted as some of the surviving family members of the fighters as he may well, to realize new perception into these poor occasions at the Hindenburg Line.

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