Pompey Elliott

Pompey Elliott By Ross McMullin, Pompey Elliott Pompey Elliott was a remarkable Australian During the Great War he was a charismatic controversial and outstandingly successful military leader An accomplished tactician and the bravest of the brave
  • Title: Pompey Elliott
  • Author: Ross McMullin
  • ISBN: 9780908011704
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pompey Elliott By Ross McMullin, Pompey Elliott was a remarkable Australian During the Great War he was a charismatic, controversial, and outstandingly successful military leader An accomplished tactician and the bravest of the brave , he was renowned for never sending anyone anywhere he was not prepared to go himself As a result, no Australian general was revered by those he led or famous oPompey Elliott was a remarkable Australian During the Great War he was a charismatic, controversial, and outstandingly successful military leader An accomplished tactician and the bravest of the brave , he was renowned for never sending anyone anywhere he was not prepared to go himself As a result, no Australian general was revered by those he led or famous outside his own command.A man of unimpeachable integrity and unwavering commitment, he was also forthright and volatile His tempestuousness generated a host of anecdotes that amused his men and disconcerted his superiors.Yet surprisingly little had been written about Elliott until the original edition of this book appeared in 2002 Now in a new format and with a foreword by Les Carlyon, this comprehensive, deeply researched biography tells Elliott s fascinating story It vividly examines Elliott s origins and youth, his peacetime careers as a lawyer and politician, and his achievements as well as the controversies he aroused during his years as a soldier.Ross McMullin s masterly work retrieves a significant Australian from undeserved obscurity It also judiciously reassesses notable battles he influenced including the Gallipoli Landing, Lone Pine, Fromelles, Polygon Wood, and Villers Brettoneux and illuminates numerous aspects of Australia s experiences during his lifetime, particularly the often overlooked period of the aftermath to the Great War.Reviews For readers interested in military history, and broadly the society that shaped the first AIF, the book is close to a masterpiece of traditional biography, specific in scope and monumental in structure McMullin s book provides a great deal at 700 odd pages, a great, great deal to delight in Stephen Matchett, Sydney Institute Quarterly In the ultimate sentence of the book McMullin says an Australian as famous, inspirational, and historically significant as Pompey Elliott deserves to better remembered With this book, the first fully researched account of Elliott s life and times, McMullin makes a significant contribution to ensuring that this happens Geoff Pryor, Canberra Times A striking aspect of Ross McMullin s scrupulous biography is how little Elliott has been exaggerated by posterity Pompey Elliott is a large book, and rightly It encompasses a period and individuals of than mere military significance It is difficult to dissent from McMullin s judgment that Fromelles an engagement not one in a thousand Australians would know of today, because it hasn t occasioned a movie or mini series remains perhaps the most tragic 24 hours ever experienced by Australians , its losses being equivalent to the entire Australian casualties of the Boer War, the Korean War and the Vietnam War put together The assiduous McMullin has scored several scoops, including the revelation that Elliott argues successfully against an appallingly misconceived advance on St Denis Wood shortly after the battle of Mont St Quentin in September 1918 in the lives preserved, an achievement as considerable as any great battlefield coup Gideon Haigh, The Age
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    1. This book is the second in a quiet personal project to understand my new home Melbourne, Victoria starting with important historical figures Harold Pompey Elliot was born in 1878 and grew up for the most part in poverty the son of selectors out of Charlton in Northern Victoria Family struggles were transformed by his father s bold journey to Coolgardie in Western Australia and, together with mates the discovery of gold at the marvellously rich Londonderry Reef This good fortune released the rema [...]


    2. An incredibly well researched military biography that may, at times, wander into hagiography, yet there are always citations and sources to prove McMullin s point What shines through is Pompey s personality and humanity one comes away from reading this book marvelling at the man as well as the generation of Australians he was part of Whilst Pompey s life and the book closes on a tragic note, the Shakespearean scale of his persona and the manner in which McMullin writes of it gives the reader re [...]


    3. Biographies don t get much thorough than this one, and Pompey Elliott had a remarkable life and a phenomenal impact If you re interested in the affects of World War One on Australia, and enjoy in depth biographies, then this is recommended.


    4. Near the end of this hefty tome I cried buckets at the description of Pompey s funeral I had by then so utterly identified with the veneration and respect his men must have felt for this remarkable hero of WW1 A beuatiful fascinating bigraphy that will haunt you afterwards.



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