Pompey Elliott by Ross McMullin

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Published by Scribe Publications in Carlton North, Vic .

Written in English

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  • Australia

Subjects:

  • Elliott, H. E. 1878-1931.,
  • Generals -- Australia -- Biography.,
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Australia -- Biography.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementRoss McMullin.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD547.A8 E3976 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 718 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages718
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3635865M
ISBN 100908011709
LC Control Number2002437579
OCLC/WorldCa49985585

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Specifications. details. Book Binding Paperback. Isbn Language ENG. Number Of Pages Product Type Book Price: $   Ross McMullin is a historian and biographer who has written extensively about the impact on Australia of its involvement in World War I. Dr McMullin's books include his biographies, the award-winning Pompey Elliott and Will Dyson: Australia's radical book Farewell, Dear People: biographies of Australia's lost generation was awarded the Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History Reviews: 1.

Historian Ross McMullin, in his book Pompey Elliott at War: In His Own Words, says Elliott could have turned the Western Front into a bedtime story, so kind was his turn-of-phrase for children.

Of tank warfare, Elliott told his ‘little laddie’ Neil: “We got a lot of big wagons like traction engines and put guns in them and ran them.

Inhe published a second book on Elliott, titled Pompey Elliott at War, which focused on his speeches and writing during the war. [7] McMullin's book Farewell, Dear People – a collection of World War I biographies – won the Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History. Harold 'Pompey' Elliott with his wife Kate, son Neil and daughter Violet in Melbourne late inprior to his departure for Gallipoli.(Supplied: Ross McMullin, Scribe Publications)After Polygon.

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Harold Edward (Pompey) Elliott (), soldier, lawyer and politician, was born on 19 June at West Charlton, Victoria, son of Thomas Elliott, farmer, and his wife Helen, née Janvrin.

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