Pompey Elliott at War: in his own words

Pompey Elliott at War in his own words Hundreds of Australian first person narratives of World War I have been published but none riveting than this one The wartime letters and diaries of Pompey Elliott Australia s most famous fighting g

  • Title: Pompey Elliott at War: in his own words
  • Author: Ross McMullin
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  • Page: 249
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Hundreds of Australian first person narratives of World War I have been published, but none riveting than this one The wartime letters and diaries of Pompey Elliott, Australia s most famous fighting general, are exceptionally forthright They are also remarkably illuminating about his volatile emotions Pompey not only wrote frankly about what happened to him and tHundreds of Australian first person narratives of World War I have been published, but none riveting than this one The wartime letters and diaries of Pompey Elliott, Australia s most famous fighting general, are exceptionally forthright They are also remarkably illuminating about his volatile emotions Pompey not only wrote frankly about what happened to him and the men he was commanding he was also frank about what he felt about both Having arranged a no secrets pact with his wife for their correspondence before he left Australia in 1914, he adhered to that agreement throughout the conflict Moreover, Pompey expressed himself with vivid candour in his diaries and other correspondence He wrote rapidly and fluently, with fertile imagery, a flair for simile, and an engaging turn of phrase His extraordinary letters to his young children turned even the Western Front into a bedtime story Pompey was prominent in iconic battles and numerous controversies He was wounded at the Gallipoli landing, and four of his men were awarded the Victoria Cross for conspicuous bravery at Lone Pine No one was instrumental than Pompey in turning looming defeat into stunning victory at both Polygon Wood and Villers Bretonneux No Australian general was revered by those he led or famous outside his own command Ross McMullin, the author of the award winning and best selling biography Pompey Elliott, has collected Pompey s words from a variety of sources and shaped them into a compelling narrative This book will transform our awareness of Pompey s importance in the dramatic final year of World War I.

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