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Pompey Elliott at War: In his own words by Ross McMullin

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August 2018, no. 403
Geoffrey Blainey reviews 'Pompey Elliott at War: In his own words' by Ross McMullin

Pompey Elliott at War: In his own words

by Ross McMullin

Scribe, $59.99 hb, 544 pp, 9781925322415

Pompey Elliott at War: In his own words by Ross McMullin

Reviewed by
August 2018, no. 403

General ‘Pompey’ Elliott was a famous Australian in 1918, half forgotten seventy years later, and is now a national military hero. This Anzac Day he stood high. On French soil he was praised by France’s prime minister, Édouard Philippe, in one of the most mesmerising and sensitive speeches ever offered by a European leader to Australian ears. Probably Elliott now stands just below General Sir John Monash in the honour roll of Australia’s military leaders, though we cannot foretell whether Pompey’s status – he was a cult figure in his day – will persist.

Geoffrey Blainey reviews 'Pompey Elliott at War: In his own words' by Ross McMullin

Pompey Elliott at War: In his own words

by Ross McMullin

Scribe, $59.99 hb, 544 pp, 9781925322415

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