Monash & Chauvel
Rating: 3 / 5
In the midst of centenary commemorations of various World War I battles and events, the latest book from prolific writer Roland Perry is timely. Perry has put together a narrative history on the actions of two of Australia’s pre-eminent military generals, John Monash and Harry Chauvel.
The depth of research is astounding, and this book provides a comprehensive and detailed description of the various tactics, manoeuvres and relationships that helped shape the outcome of this horrific four-year period of human history, and the part that the Australian forces, and these two men in particular, played in Europe and the Middle East.
At more than 500 pages, lovers of military history will be intrigued and fascinated as they learn how these men thought and operated. However, the level of detail makes this a tough read for those looking for more of a story.