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The Resource Pompey Elliott at war : in his own words, Ross McMullin

Pompey Elliott at war : in his own words, Ross McMullin

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Pompey Elliott at war : in his own words
Title
Pompey Elliott at war
Title remainder
in his own words
Statement of responsibility
Ross McMullin
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 vividly in his diaries and other correspondence. He wrote rapidly and fluently, deploying 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 more instrumental than Pompey in turning looming defeat into stunning victory at both Polygon Wood and Villers-Bretonneux. No Australian general was more revered by those he led or more famous outside his own command. This book will lead to a new appreciation of Pompey's character and his importance in the dramatic final year of World War I
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McMullin, Ross
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1878-1931
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Elliott, H. E.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elliott, H. E.
  • Elliott, H. E.
  • Elliott, H. E.
  • Australia
  • Generals
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
adult
Label
Pompey Elliott at war : in his own words, Ross McMullin
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251019565
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Australian edition.
Extent
xix, 524 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781947534209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, genealogical table
Label
Pompey Elliott at war : in his own words, Ross McMullin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251019565
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Australian edition.
Extent
xix, 524 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781947534209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, genealogical table

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