Centenary of battle of Amiens commemorated

A ceremony has been held to mark 100 years since the battle of Amiens considered by many to be the beginning of the end of the First World War. The Duke of Cambridge and UK Prime Minister Theresa May were among the guests of honour at the service in Northern France, where British and French military bands performed. The Allies' victory in northern France not only marked the start of the Hundred Days Offensive, it signalled a shift in how wars would be fought in the future, with it being one of the first major battles involving tanks - putting an end to trench warfare. On the first day of the offensive, which involved 75,000 men, 2,000 artillery pieces, 1,900 planes and more than 500 tanks, Allied troops advanced 12.9km and caused 27,000 casualties. Of those, 12,000 were taken as prisoners. Photo: Australian War Memorial