Already standing tall with the help of a chair, who could have foretold that this little chap would grow up to become a great general, General Sir John Monash, whose bold new methods helped turn the tide against Germany? After commanding ten divisions of Australian, Canadian, American and British troops and saving so many Allied soldiers from the stalemate and slaughter, George V knighted him in the field at Amiens, which no monarch had done since George II.
In 2015 the State Library will be showcasing its huge collection of World War 1 Australiana, for the Centenary commemoration of the Great War
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