The battle of Le Hamel and the 93 minutes that changed the world, Peter FitzSimons, author

Peter Fitzsimons, Author

The Battle of Le Hamel on 4 July 1918 was an Allied triumph, and strategically very important in the closing stages of WWI. A largely Australian force, commanded by Sir John Monash, fought what has been described as the first modern battle - where infantry, tanks, artillery and planes operated together as a co-ordinated force with every detail planned meticulously.



In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, author Peter FitzSimons joins host Phil Tarrant to discuss this moment in military history, looking not only at the events that took place but the thought processes behind every aspect that lead to the development of these events.

FitzSimons will also discuss his writing process and how the fine detail and extensive research is key to telling the stories of these monumental moments in history, share how his literature is a means of helping the characters who lost their lives live and breathe once more, and take on claims that his writing is a glorification of war.

Enjoy the podcast,

The Defence Connect team

Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:

Episode 95: On Point: Milskil leading SMEs in supporting Defence capability
Episode 94: Milskil to deliver training services following Australian JSF arrival, John Lonergan, Milskil
Episode 93: Remembering the heroes of Hamel 100 years on, Stephen Dando-Collins, author
Episode 91: PODCAST: Combat management systems and the new Hunter Class, Andy Keough, SAAB Australia
Episode 90: PODCAST: Thales’ ongoing involvement in the SEA 1000 program, Adam Waldie, Thales
Episode 89: PODCAST: Potential powerplant for SEA 5000, Rob Madders, Rolls-Royce Australia Services
Episode 88: PODCAST: WA’s position in the defence supply chain, senator Linda Reynolds CSC
Episode 87: PODCAST: A proposed bid within AIR 7003, Warren Ludwig, General Atomics
Episode 86: PODCAST: Australian defence as a global player, Karen Stanton, HTA Group
Episode 85: PODCAST: Development within the underwater battlespace, Capt Tim Green RN

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