History buffs are in for a real treat when Cobram Library welcomes distinguished historian Ross McMullin to speak about his new book Pompey Elliott At War: In His Own Words.
Dr McMullin is an award-winning biographer. He has researched and written extensively about Australia’s involvement in World War I and the war’s impact on Australian history.
His biographies include the award-winning Pompey Elliott and Farewell, Dear People: Biographies of Australia’s Lost Generation.
Pompey Elliott was Australia’s most famous fighting general in World War I. Now, with Dr McMullin’s enthralling book, Pompey has also become the creator of Australia’s most riveting personal narrative of the conflict.
The legendary commander’s brilliant and vigorous leadership was crucial in iconic Australian triumphs such as Villers-Bretonneux and Polygon Wood. Pompey’s letters and diaries were extraordinarily frank, forthright, emotional and controversial.
Dr McMullin is a lively, engaging and entertaining speaker. The library encourages anyone interested to come along and be moved and inspired as Dr McMullin brings the remarkable Pompey back to life.
Dr McMullin will be speaking at Cobram Library on Monday, March 19, from 2pm.
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