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'Sir John Monash & The Battle of Le Hamel July 1918' with Paul Cobb


In this talk Paul Cobb will look at the career of General Monash whose spectacular promotion led him to command the Australian Corps. Monash was highly regarded, and even touted as a possible replacement for Sir Douglas Haig. But was he as good as his reputation now suggests? The second half of this presentation will look at the Battle of Le Hame…

Paul Cobb: Sir John Monash and the Battle of Hamel


Most ANZAC officers had not seen wartime action before landing in Egypt, Gallipoli, or the Western Front - although a few had served in South Africa. John Monash was one such officer who only knew military service in Australia. However, he had a distinguished civilian career before the war and was determined to have an equally distinguished career …