This is a biography of Australia's greatest military commander. He changed the way wars were fought and won, using innovative techniques and modern technology to plan and win a succession of major battles that led to the end of the Great War. On the home front he was the classic outsider, from a German Jewish background, who rose to greatness despite the racism and prejudice of the time, and being a part-time Colonial soldier in an Imperial British army. This story draws on Monash's letters and diaries. It brings together the many strands of his life as a family man, student, engineer, businessman, lawyer, Renaissance man, teacher, soldier, leader, romantic and lover of the arts; and why in addition to his amazing military successes, Monash is remembered and respected even more for his humanity.
This report prepared by Janet Gratton