Author: Peter Pedersen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1925675300

Category: History

Page: 324

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Dr Peter Pedersen’s scholarly study of Sir John Monash remains the finest analysis of Australia’s best known military leader. In 1918 the Australian Corps under Monash’s command played a leading role in the Allied advance to victory on the Western Front. Its successes in the battles of Hamel and Amiens, the taking of Mont St Quentin and Péronne and the breaching of the Hindenburg Line are among the most prominent landmarks in Australia’s military history. Monash was central to these pivotal achievements. This book traces Monash’s development as a commander from his pre-war militia service to his wartime experience at Gallipoli and on the Western Front. It examines in detail how each stage of his military career influenced his approach to command and the tactical problems he faced as the wartime commander of an infantry brigade and division and, ultimately, the Australian Corps. The influence of his education and civilian training are also examined in this meticulous study. What emerges from this nuanced and sophisticated assessment of Monash as a soldier is a superb portrayal of how a commander works and what he could achieve under conditions so inimical to the exercise of command as those that prevailed on the Western Front. Along the way, Dr Pedersen establishes Monash’s place among his contemporaries, British and Australian, and provides the definitive answer to the question ‘Just how good was Monash?’ Published for the centenary of the great victories of 1918, this new and updated edition of Dr Pedersen’s classic work is a timely study of Australia’s finest general.

Monash's Masterpiece

Author: Peter FitzSimons

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472129016

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 5601

The Battle of Le Hamel on 4 July 1918 was an Allied triumph, and strategically very important in the closing stages of WW1. A largely Australian force commanded by the brilliant John Monash, fought what has described as the first modern battle - where infantry, tanks, artillery and planes operated together, as a coordinated force. Monash planned every detail meticulously - with nothing left to chance: integrated use of planes, wireless (and even carrier pigeons!)was the basis, and it went on from there, down to the details. Infantry, artillery, tanks and planes worked together of the battlefront, with relatively few losses. In the words of Monash: 'A perfect modern battle plan is like nothing so much as a score for an orchestral composition, where the various arms and units are the instruments, and the tasks they perform are their respective musical phrases.'

War Letters of General Monash

Author: John Monash

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1863957448

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

View: 8097

Monash in his own words . . . Long before this letter can possibly reach you, great events which will stir the whole world and go down in history will have happened, to the eternal glory of Australia and all who have participated. – John Monash, 24 April 1915 These extraordinary, intimate letters from General Sir John Monash to his wife and daughter, record his experiences throughout World War I, from landing at Gallipoli to leading decisive battles on the Western Front. Monash describes with great candour the challenges of ordering the lives of tens of thousands of troops and meeting with various dignitaries, including King George. Regarded as the best allied commander of World War I, Monash writes with remarkable insight, providing one of the most moving personal accounts ever written of an Australian soldier at war. This edition, reprinted in full for the first time since 1935, contains newly discovered letters, including Monash’s moving final missive to his wife before the Gallipoli landing. With an introduction and notes by historian A.K. Macdougall, and new photos, this volume provides unparalleled insight into the experience of Australians in World War I.

Does The Leadership Style And Command Method Of General Sir John Monash Remain Relevant To The Contemporary Commander?

Author: Major Colin Darryl Bassett

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1786252325

Category: History

Page: 77

View: 557

This study examines the Allied evacuation of 130,000 men, nearly 10,000 animals, and huge quantities of weapons and equipment from the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915. A synopsis of the eight months preceding the evacuation illustrates the myriad problems facing the Allies during the ill-fated campaign to secure the Dardanelles straits. The study analyzes the decision to evacuate and the subsequent planning, preparation, and execution of the amphibious withdrawal. The Allies were able to conduct the withdrawal with no lives lost from enemy action and no man left behind. The study concludes that the successful evacuation of the Anzac, Suvla, and Helles beachheads was the result of close coordination, tactical ingenuity, disciplined troops, bold leadership, and good fortune: qualities essential to any amphibious operation. Though there is much to be learned from the Allied failures on the Gallipoli peninsula, so is there equally much to be learned from the brilliant success of its evacuation.

Sir John Monash

Author: A. J. Smithers

Publisher: London : Leo Cooper


Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 316

View: 7539

Promise: Monash University Undergraduate Prize Shortlist

Author: Emerging Writers Festival

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 1743482574

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

View: 9086

The Emerging Writers' Festival is dedicated to promoting the interests of new and up-and-coming writers. In 2013 it has, for the second year, paired with Monash University in this prestigious award for emerging literary voices. The Monash University Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing is this year judged by bestselling author of Burial Rites Hannah Kent, Dr Melinda Harvey from Monash University and editor Julia Carlomagno from Scribe Publishing. Here is a collection of vibrant new writing from some of Australia's brightest student writers. As they dissect the highs and lows, and everything in between, of life, we can see the future of Australian literature unfurling before us.

Sir John Monash

Author: Bernard Callinan

Publisher: N.A


Category: Engineers

Page: 46

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John Monash

Author: Cecil Edwards

Publisher: N.A


Category: Engineers

Page: 90

View: 2777


Author: Monash University

Publisher: N.A


Category: Universities and colleges

Page: 736

View: 6011