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Issue Details: First known date: 2004 2004
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  • Editor's note: The son of a Polish Jew who had migrated to Australia in 1854 during the Gold Rush, John Monash graduated in arts, law and engineering from the University of Melbourne. A citizen soldier, Monash was commissioned in 1908 and went on to command the 4th Infantry Brigade at Gallipoli. But it was in France in the latter stages of the war, as commander of a unified Australian Corps, that Monash earned his reputation as one of the war's finest generals. His War Letters, edited by the journalist and historian F. M. Cutlack and published, posthumously, in 1934, were written to his wife, Victoria.
  • From Chapter 7: Reorganization and the Front in France (114-119)

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    y On the War-Path : An Anthology of Australian Military Travel On the Warpath : An Anthology of Australian Military Travel Robin Gerster (editor), Peter Pierce (editor), Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 2004 Z1108788 2004 anthology prose autobiography extract poetry criticism diary essay travel war literature 'This anthology reveals the many ways in which going to war has formed a cultural bridge between Australia and the world. From the Sudan in 1885 to Afghanistan in 2001, the connection of war to travel is illustrated by writers and reveals how the experience of war has both broadened and refined (and sometimes distorted) Australian views of the world.' From cover of On the War-Path : An Anthology of Australian Military Travel (2004) Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 2004 pg. 116-120
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