The overwhelming attack at Amiens marked the start of the 'hundred days' and the 'advance to victory'. A major reason for the success of the attack was meticulous staff work - a measure of how far the BEF had developed since 1914. This talk will examine how the hugely complex operation was planned and implemented in total secrecy.
Charles Messenger became a full time military historian and defence analyst after twenty years as a Regular Officer in the Royal Tank Regiment. He now has more than thirty books to his credit ranging from biographies of von Runsted and Dietrich to studies of Blitzkrieg to the wonderfully detailed 'Call to Arms: The British Army 1914-18'.