The Battle of Mont St Quentin-Peronne 1918 explores the relationship between myth and history and the significance of the Anzac legend. It analyses the forces that drove the diggers forward even when they had reached the limits of their endurance. The Battle of Mont St Quentin-Peronne represents the Australian Corps at its very best, its diggers fighting for peace and satisfied that, `whatever might lie ahead, at least everything was right behind them'.
Michele Bomford holds a Masters Degree in History and a Diploma in Education from the University of Sydney. She was a History teacher for many years before turning to research and writing at the end of 2008. The Battle of Mont St Quentin-Peronne 1918 follows her first book, Beaten Down By Blood: The Battle of Mont St Quentin-Peronne 1918, the research for both supported by an Australian Army History Unit Grant in 2009. As well as her passion for Australia’s role in the First World War, she is interested in 19th and early-20th century Australian History and Family History.