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On 4 July 1918, the Australian Corps, commanded by Lieutenant General John Monash, took part in one of the most successful actions of the first World War. The aim of the attack was to capture the high ground east of Hamel, a strategic position both to the Germans as they attempted to advance on Amiens, and to the British wanting to push forward along the banks of the River Somme.A memorial park to the Australian Corps now stands upon the positions captured by the Australians and Americans.