Never Forget Australia: Pompey Elliott and Villers-Bretonneux

Monday 9 April 2018, 19:00–21:00 at Barry O'Keefe Library

Never Forget Australia: Pompey Elliott and Villers-Bretonneux an evening with award winning historian and biographer, Ross McMullin.

The German onslaught in March 1918 led to Britain’s gravest crisis of the First World War. The Australians, rushed to the rescue in this climax of the conflict, were influencing the destiny of the world more than Australians have done in any other year before or since.

The culmination of their vital contribution was the stunning counter-attack at Villers-Bretonneux in April 1918, which was acclaimed as the most brilliant feat of the war.

To commemorate the centenary of this famous battle, McMullin will illuminate the dramatic events with particular reference to the fascinating Pompey Elliott, Australia’s most famous fighting general and the topic of his latest book.

Tickets are free, but bookings are essential at trybooking.

A Doing our Bit event