March-April, 1918 – Bolstered by an influx of troops from the Eastern Front and keen to act decisively before US troops are ready to fight, Germany launches a massive offensive in France and Belgium.
Crack assault troops attack the British line and break through at several points. The British fall back and the Germans begin a fierce drive for the Channel ports.
Australian troops play a leading role in stopping the Germans well short of their objectives. Even though the Allies have suffered a major reverse, the effort has exhausted the German Army.