Much of the fighting was hand-to-hand combat.
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The village of St Quentin was taken by the Australian forces and held against counterattack. The fight included battalions from every Australian state. It had been remarked that this feat by the Australian troops under Monash's command was the greatest of the war.
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This book is a detailed account of the planning and execution of this battle, the sometimes horrific human experience, and the courage that led to eight members of the First Australian Imperial Force being awarded the Victoria Cross Australia's highest military decoration. The book describes advances in military tactics, in maintaining morale, and in the technology of battle, as well as examining the record of General Monash as a military commander.
It also includes historical and contemporary photographs, maps and diagrams, and travel information for those who wish to make a pilgrimage to the Mont St Quentin area and see for themselves where and how the battle was fought.
The Battle for Mont St Quentin
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