Battle of Amiens
Amiens, Battle of took place 8-11 August 1918, west of Amiens, France.
The Battle of Amiens took place 8-11 August 1918, west of Amiens, France. A co-ordinated assault, spearheaded by the Australian and Canadian Corps, involving aircraft, tanks, artillery, cavalry and infantry, it was subsequently characterized by the German General Erich Ludendorff as "the black day of the German army." The Allied forces won a major victory. The 4 Canadian divisions defeated parts of 15 German divisions, routing 4, at a cost of some 9000 casualties. Their success initiated the "hundred days" which saw the Germans repeatedly driven back all along the Western Front, and which culminated in the armistice of 11 November 1918.
See First World War.