The Hundred Days Offensive was a series of military operations that took place on the Western Front between July and November 1918. But why, after four long years of stalemate, was it so successful in delivering the decisive breakthrough for the Allies?
Taking into account underlying factors such as logistics, manpower, and morale, Dr David Stevenson will examine the roles of Germany, France and the USA, as well as Britain and its empire, in this final phase of the First World War.
He will then consider how the developments during this period helped shape the 11 November armistice.
Dr David Stevenson recently retired as Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His publications include '1914-1918: the History of the First World War' (Penguin, 2004) and 'With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat in 1918' (Penguin, 2011).