On August 8, 1918, the 2nd and 5th Australian Divisions advanced from its eastern outskirts in the Battle of Amiens. The Battle of Amiens (also known as the Third Battle of Picardy) was the opening phase of the Allied offensive later known as the Hundred Days Offensive that ultimately led to the end of the First World War. Allied forces advanced over seven miles on the first day, one of the greatest advances of the war, with Henry Rawlinson's British Fourth Army playing the decisive role. The battle is also notable for its effects on both sides' morale and the large number of surrendering German forces. This slide is part of Springfield College's collection of lantern slides depicting war work performed by the Australian Y.M.C.A. during World War I.
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