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)