WHAT HAPPENED ON AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY 1918?

AMERICAN DOUGHBOYS AND AUSSIE DIGGERS – CENTENARY

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.

DARING MASQUERADE

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.

http://amzn.com/B071R7R42J

ALLISON’S WAR

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

http://amzn.com/B071NTMVGD

A ROSE IN NO-MAN’S LAND

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

http://amzn.com/B015JWZHL0

LAUREN’S DILEMMA

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

https://amzn.com/B0778MPL8B

 

Margaret writes Historical Western Romance and Historical Romance

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About margarettanner

WHO IS MARGARET TANNER? BIO: Margaret Tanner is an award winning, Australian author, who writes Historical Romance and Western Romance, with some contemporary romance as well. She loves delving into the pages of history as she carries out research for her historical romance novels. No internet site is too hard to traverse, or book too old or tattered for her to trawl through, and no museum is too dusty. 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. She has found from writing Western Historical novellas, that frontier Australia and frontier America, had many similarities, isolated communities, a large single male population and a lack of marriageable women. Margaret is married and has three grown up sons, and two gorgeous little granddaughters. Outside of her family and friends, writing is her passion. http://www.margarettanner.com/ http://www.amazon.com/author/margarettanner