Invitation to Celebrate the 99th Battle of Amiens

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0808@0800 – Commemorating The 99th Anniversary of the Australian Victory at the Battle of Amiens, 8 Aug 1918 by the Australian Army Corps led by Sir John Monash, Lieut-General, Cmdg. Australian Corps.

 

On the 8th of August 1918, the Allied forces secured an extraordinary victory in the Battle of Amiens. The strategy and planning for the battle was conceived and designed by Sir John Monash and subsequently adopted by the British High Command. The battle was the first in a sequence which forced the Germans onto the backfoot from which they were not able to recover. In recognition of the success, Monash was knighted for his efforts.

 

After the war, Monash returned to civilian life and was instrumental in the establishment of the Rotary Club of Melbourne, becoming its second president.

 

On the 8th of August 1918, the Allied forces secured an extraordinary victory in the Battle of Amiens. The strategy and planning for the battle was conceived and designed by Sir John Monash and subsequently adopted by the British High Command. The battle was the first in a sequence which forced the Germans onto the backfoot from which they were not able to recover. In recognition of the success, Monash was knighted for his efforts.

 

After the war, Monash returned to civilian life and was instrumental in the establishment of the Rotary Club of Melbourne, becoming its second president.

 

At 0745hrs you are invited to gather at The Shrine of Remembrance Visitors Centre to honour the detailed planning and marvellous execution of the great battle and victory in the Battle of Amiens - World War I by the Australian Forces united for the first time under Australian Command.

 

At 0800 we will witness the overflight (weather permitting) by the Sopwith Pup (RAAF Museum) in recognition of the significant new role of the Australian Air Corps in the Battle of Amiens, followed by an official welcome, wreath laying and ode to Monash.


For further information please contact Bernie McIntosh at bernie.mcintosh@vicgroup.com.au

Date

From: Tuesday August 8, 2017, 7:45 am

To: Tuesday August 8, 2017, 9:00 am

Venue

The Shrine of Remembrance Visitors Centre

St Kilda Rd , Melbourne VIC

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