1918 General Rawlinson’s Fourth Army, spearheaded by the Australian and the Canadian Corps, launched the attack at Amiens. Rawlinson used over 2,000 guns, 450 tanks and 1,900 aeroplanes to support the attack by 13 divisions. Through careful preparations, the Allies achieved complete surprise.

Their tanks broke through the German lines and sowed panic in the rear. The battle illustrated that the British had perfected how to combine infantry, artillery, tanks and aircraft in a co-coordinated attack.

German soldiers killed in the August offensive, 1918.

German soldiers killed in the August offensive, 1918.

With the Canadians in the Great Battle, 1918.

With the Canadians in the Great Battle, 1918.

Men who fell covering the retreat at Albert...' 1918.

Men who fell covering the retreat at Albert…’ 1918.

Engineers repair light railways near Hangar[d}, nd.

Engineers repair light railways near Hangar[d}, nd.

British tank amid the ruins of Bapaume...', 1918.

British tank amid the ruins of Bapaume…’, 1918.

A tank comes to the rescue of its comrade...', 9 August 1918.

A tank comes to the rescue of its comrade…’, 9 August 1918.

Our cavalry pursue the defeated enemy ...', 9 August 1918.

Our cavalry pursue the defeated enemy …’, 9 August 1918.

Big Bertha, captured by the Australians in 1918.

Big Bertha, captured by the Australians in 1918.

The Cathedral and the Place de l'Hotel de Ville. Noyon', 1918.

The Cathedral and the Place de l’Hotel de Ville. Noyon’, 1918.