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Hamel

by Peter Pederson

Part of the Battleground Europe Series

Hamel Synopsis

The battle at Hamel, though not particularly well known, was more sophisticated tactically than either the Somme or Passchendaele. Whereas they were attritional battles, predictable and bloody, at Hamel machines went a long way towards relieving the infantry of the obligation to fight its way forward. As an outstanding demonstration of how four independent arms could be co-ordinated on the battlefield, Hamel served as the blueprint for the bigger battle to come.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780850529388
Publication date: 6th June 2002
Author: Peter Pederson
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 176 pages
Categories: Battles & campaigns, European history, First World War,

About Peter Pederson

Dr Pedersen was born in England but grew up in Sydney, Australia. He is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Australia, the Australian Command and Staff College and the University of New South Wales. After commanding a rifle company in Malaysia, Dr Pedersen was seconded to the Australian Prime Minister's Department as a political/strategic analyst in 1987-88. He is the author of Monash as Military Commander, and Images of Gallipoli, an illustrated account of the Gallipoli Campaign. He has also contributed to many other books and writes regularly on military history and battlefields for British and American ...

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