It is the eve of Anzac Day, 1918. The Germans have taken the French town of Villers-Bretonneux, and now threaten the key British supply centre of Amiens. It is no exaggeration to say that the fate of the Great War may hang in the balance.
Peter FitzSimons is an Australian journalist and author, based in Sydney. He is also a former Wallabies player.
"That crowded mile of summit at [Pozieres] is more densely sown with Australian sacrifice than any other place on earth ..." - Charles Bean