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Main Title: The Paladin : a life of Major-General Sir John Gellibrand / Peter S. Sadler. Book Cover
Author: Sadler, Peter S.
Imprint: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Collation: x, 310 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., portraits, maps, notes, bib., index, hbk ; 24 cm.
Summary: Contents note: 1 The gentleman cadet from the colonial landed gentry, 1872-93 -- 2 A married subaltern: peacetime soldiering in Ireland and England. 1893-99 -- 3 Baptism under fire: South Africa in war and peace, 1900-05 -- 4 The staff officer: Camberley and Ceylon, 1906-12 -- 5 Temporary civilian and gentleman: Tasmanian homecoming, 1912-14 -- 6 A new army: creation of the Australian Imperial Force, 1914 -- 7 Staff officer at war: Gallipoli, 1915 -- 8 'Oiling the works': preparing the 6th Brigade for the Western Front, 1916 -- 9 'Better to be killed going forward': Pozieres and Mouquet Farm, 1916 -- 10 Batting off the front foot: the German retreat, Malt Trench and the advance to Bapaume, February-March 1917 -- 11 Independent action: the attack on Noreuil, March 1917 -- 12 breakthrough at Bullecourt: May 1917 -- 13 Breakdown and break in England: May-November 1917 -- 14 Warding off defeat: Dernancourt, March-May 1918 -- 15 The journey to Ultima Thule: June-July 1918 -- 16 Riding a division to the Hindenburg Line, August-October 1918 -- 17 The slow homecoming: October 1918-June 1919 -- 18 Home from the war: Tasmanias public service commissioner, 1919-20 -- 19 Painful controversy: Victoria's police commissioner, 1920-22 -- 20 Out of adversity: the Remembrance Club of Hobart, legacy, and community service, 1923-24 -- 21 The member for Denison: federal politics. 1925-29 -- 22 Slow death of a dynasty: Tasmania, 1930-36 -- 23 Willing spirit: the final years, 1937-45.
Subject: Gellibrand, John Sir, 1872-1945
Australia. Army
Biography
World War, 1914-1918
Military history
Australia
Series: Australian army campaigns series ;
ISBN: 0195513045
Notes:
This is the first biography of Sir John Gellibrand, one of Australia's most celebrated soldiers of World War I. Peter Sadler traces his career from Sandhurst, and the Boer War, to Tasmania and later Gallipolli. The book makes extensive use of Gellibrand's diaries to examine this scholar-soldier's sophisticated literary and intellectual interests.
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