VCs of the First World War
Spring Offensive 1918eBook - 2013
At the end of 1917, after three years of trench warfare on the Western Front, the Allied armies of Britain and France and those of their main opponent Germany had reached a point of exhaustion and hibernation. With this in mind the Germans planned an all-out offensive, Operation "Michael," which overwhelmed the Allies and overstretched the Germans. More offensives were to follow throughout the spring, including at Aisne and Marne. It was during these bloody battles that 57 men stood out for acts of extraordinary daring and bravery. To these men the highest military honor was awarded—the Victoria Cross. This book reveals the true extent of their bravery, their backgrounds, and their lives after the war.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, The History Press,, 
Copyright Date: ©2013
Characteristics: 1 online resource (288 pages)