By August 1918 fortune was on the side of the Allies: America was increasing its contribution of troops and equipment substantially; the morale of the German Army was sinking as it failed to deliver the desired ‘knock out blow’; and Haig found a new confidence, firmly believing that the Allies could at last push the Germans out of France and Belgium.
This volume of the best-selling ‘VCs of the First World War’ series covers the fifty days of the Allied advance from 8 August to 26 September 1918. Arranged chronologically, it tells the story of the 64 VC winners during this period.
The recipients came from many countries including Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand: some never lived to know that they had been awarded for their extraordinary bravery, while others returned home to face an uncertain future. This is their story.
About the Author
Gerald Gliddon has curated the VCs of the First World War series since its inception in the 1990s, and has worked tirelessly to research the latest information and archives to keep these books as up to date as possible, making them a treasure trove for the military genealogist.
Series: VCs of the First World War
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st April 2014
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.4 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.34