‘Never forget Australia’: transformation at Villers-Bretonneux 1918

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Pompey Elliott in World War I
24 April 2018, 6:00pm7:15pm
Location Experimedia
Main entry, Swanston St
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Revisit one of the critical battles of World War I.

In the face of an immense German onslaught in March 1918, Australian forces launched a stunning counter-attack at Villers-Bretonneux on 25 April 1918, which was acclaimed as the most brilliant feat of the war.

Commemorate the centenary of this famous battle with Creative Fellow Dr Ross McMullin.

About Ross McMullin

Dr Ross McMullin is an award-winning biographer and historian. The book he wrote as an outcome of his Creative Fellowship at the Library, Farewell, dear people: biographies of Australia’s lost generation, was awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History and also the National Cultural Award.

His 2002 biography Pompey Elliott won awards for both literature and biography, and his biography, Will Dyson: Australia’s radical genius, was highly commended by the judges of the National Biography Award.

His latest book is Pompey Elliott at war: in his own words.

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