Foch's orders for Allied attack at Amiens

Directive from Marshal Foch outlining the planned Allied attack on German forces near Amiens, 28 July 1918.

As commander-in-chief of the Allied armies on the Western front (a post he had been given in April 1918), Marshal Foch oversaw Allied strategy during the final stages of the war. In this directive, he gives brief instructions about the forthcoming offensive on German positions around the town of Amiens: the aims of the operation (I and II) and the British and French army units that were to be entrusted with executing it (III). Less than two weeks later, Allied military forces inflicted a crushing defeat upon the German army in the Battle of Amiens (8-11 August 1918).
Catalogue reference: WO 158/29 (28 Jul 1918)

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