Map: Sheet 62D SW, (Local) 1st Edition, 1:40000, GSGS 2742, 6 May 1918, covering the area east of Amiens
This map belonged to Captain Daniel Hickey of the Tank Corps who led No.7 Section of 'B' Company, 8th Tank Battalion, during the Battle of Amiens (8-12 August 1918). It is annotated to show the locality of the first ever night attack by tanks at Proyart on 10 August. This poorly-planned operation took place alongside the 37th Australian Battalion and resulted in heavy casualties for the tank crews and supporting infantry.
One of seven trench maps relating to Capt Daniel E Hickey, 8th Bn, Tank Corps, 1917 to 1940 (c).
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