The Battle of Hamel –  4th July 1918.

Under the command of Australian General Sir John Monash, the Australians and Americans, (diggers and doughboys), fought side by side in France in the Battle of Hamel on 4th July 1918. In honour of the doughboys he was commanding, General Sir John Monash had chosen America’s Independence Day, as the date of the offensive.

Despite an agreement between The British commander-in-chief, Douglas Haig and America’s General John Pershing, that American forces were only to be used in defensive roles, Pershing let Monash have four companies of soldiers for the attack. Also, for the first time on a battlefield, tanks were used to bring up supplies behind the advancing troops. The battle was a spectacular success, and laid the foundation for future victories and the end of hostilities on the Western Front.

At 11a.m. on the 11th November, 1918, an Armistice was signed and the guns fell silent. The Great War had ended, but the repercussions for both our countries would be felt for years to come.

I have written four books set against a background of WW1.


When Harriet Martin masquerades as a boy to help her shell-shocked brother in 1916, falling in love with their boss wasn’t part of the plan.



In 1916, on the French battlefields, a dying soldier’s confession has the power to ruin the woman he loves.



Nurse Amy Smithfield finds love on the French battlefields, but risks losing it in the slums of London’s East end.



Three men stole Lauren’s love, only one will keep it.



Margaret writes Historical Western Romance and Historical Romance






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WHO IS MARGARET TANNER? I have always been a writer from as far back as I can remember. I used to write these pitiful sad little ditties then I moved on to short stories. I was quite successful with short stories, had a few published and won a few contests. One contest win really sticks in my mine. Years ago I entered a competition for a sock company writing about feet. Little feet, big feet, smelly feet any kind of feet and guess who won? I dutifully collected my prize - twenty pairs of socks. Dad and my brother were very happy, so were their feet. I graduated to novel writing and fell in love. Margaret Tanner is a multi-published Australian author. She loves delving into the pages of history as she carries out research for her historical romance novels, and prides herself on being historically accurate. No book is too old or tattered for her to trawl through, no museum too dusty, or cemetery too overgrown. Many of her novels have been inspired by true events, with one being written around the hardships and triumphs of her pioneering ancestors in frontier Australia. As part of her research she has visited the World War 1 battlefields in France and Belgium, a truly poignant experience. Margaret is a member of the Romance Writers of Australia, the Melbourne Romance Writers Guild (MRWG) and EPIC. She won the 2007 and 2009 Author of the Year at AussieAuthors.com. Her novel Frontier Wife won the Best Historical Romance Novel at the 2010 Readers Favorite Award, and another novel, Wild Oats was a 2011 Finalist in the EPIC awards. Margaret is married with three sons and a gorgeous little granddaughter. Outside of her family and friends, writing is her passion. Website: http://www.margarettanner.com/ Publishers: The Wild Rose Press. Whiskey Creek Press. Books We Love