The Forgotten General: New Zealand's World War I Commander Major-General Sir Andrew Russell
New Zealand's World War I Commander Major-General Sir Andrew Russell
by Jock Vennell
- List Price$22.72
- Your price$19.39
Save $3.33 (15% off) and earn Kobo Super Points!
You'll see how many points you'll earn before checking out. We'll award them after completing your purchase.
Or, get it for 10000 Kobo Super Points!
See if you have enough points for this eBook. Sign in
The biography of one of New Zealand's greatest military leaders whose story has remained untold until now. The Forgotten General highlights the courage intelligence and determination of an exceptional New Zealander. Major-General Sir Andrew Russell was a distinguished soldier and a dedicated leader of men. He was among the top-ranked divisional commanders in the British armies that fought on the Western Front in World War I. He has been described as 'the one military commander of genius that New Zealand produced in the twentieth century. Yet little of his story is known. Born into pioneer farming stock Russell's early days were spent on sheep stations in the Hawke's Bay region; he was educated at Harrow and at the Royal Military College Sandhurst and later served in the British Army in India and Burma. When World War I broke out Russell commanded the New Zealand brigade that served with distinction at Gallipoli. He was subsequently knighted and given command of the 20000-strong New Zealand Division that under his leadership became one of the finest fighting formations on the Western Front. The Forgotten General however is not just about a consummate military commander. It also tells the story of the men he led through four unbroken years of war-starting with the raw and inexperienced brigade that arrived on Gallipoli in May 1915 and finishing with the élite division at the spearhead of the British counter-offensive that finally ended the war on the Western Front.
- Allen & Unwin, July 2011
Allen & Unwin
- Download options:
- EPUB 2 (Adobe DRM)
You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: