“Monash & Chauvel”
Presentation by Roland Perry
Pompey Elliott Memorial Hall, 403 Camberwell Road
Wednesday October 25 2017 – 7.00pm – 8.00 pm
$10 non-MHHA members, $5 MHHV members
Payment at the door. Doors open at 6.30pm
Professor Perry will tell the story of the emergence and dominance of these brilliant Australian soldiers and how Australia’s two greatest Generals changed the course of the Great War.
One of the misnomers of the Great War was that Australia was ‘fighting above its weight.’ In fact, Monash’s 1st AIF was the biggest of 20 Allied Armies on the Western Front; Harry Chauvel’s Desert Mounted Column in the Middle East was 75 per cent ANZAC.
Monash and Chauvel commanded the two most effective armies in defeating the Germans and the Turks in the Great War in the critical and deciding year of 1918.