This day is the anniversary of the
Battle of Amiens, which was one of the most successful advances made by
Allied forces during the WWI. The efforts of the ANZAC Corps were orchestrated
by General Sir John Monash and
would be much lauded as an example of combined arms warfare in a conflict mostly
remembered for the stalemate of trench warfare. For those who value its place in
Australian history it has become known as 08-08.
On this day in 1880 Earle Page was
born. He was later to become Prime Minister of Australia.
On this day in 1909 Mary
On this day in 1959 the Aboriginal painter
Albert Namatjira died.