Pompey Elliott at War: In His Own Words with Ross McMullin

August 18, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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Pompey Elliott was Australia’s most famous fighting general in World War I. Now, with Ross McMullin’s new book, Pompey Elliott has also become the creator of Australia’s most riveting personal narrative of that conflict.

Pompey Elliott At War: In His Own Words is Ross McMullin’s enthralling new book about the legendary commander whose 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.

Ross McMullin is an award-winning biographer and an entertaining speaker. Come along and be moved and inspired as he brings the remarkable Pompey back to life.

Ross McMullin

Ross McMullin is an award-winning historian and biographer. His latest book about Australia’s most famous general in World War I, Pompey Elliott at War: In His Own Words, has now been published. Ross’s previous biography, Pompey Elliott, was awarded the Christina Stead Award for biography and the Melbourne University Press Award for literature. His multi-biography Farewell, Dear People: Biographies of Australia’s Lost Generation was awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History and the National Cultural Award.


Price: $10 / $5 conc


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