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Monash: The Outsider Who Won A War

Review by - Dr Leon Levin

Reviewed: 12 Feb 2024

Monash: The Outsider Who Won A War

By Roland Perry

Rating: 5/5




Monash: The Outsider Who Won A War

Monash: The Outsider Who Won A War

Australian general Sir John Monash changed the way wars were fought and won. When the British and German high commands of the First World War failed to gain ascendency after four years of slaughter never before seen in human history, Monash used innovative techniques and modern technology to plan and win major battles, forcing Germany to capitulate. This application and integration of arms is now universally known as Combined Arms Theory.

His obsessive, brilliant planning and ruthless streak caused him to break the German army in a succession of battles that led to the end of the Great War.

Monash was a true outsider, an amateur, a colonial, an intellectual, and a Jew, all attributes that the British High Command saw as impediments, But his troops did not, as he fed them on victory after victory. His "outsider" mindset enabled him with the utmost clarity to understand the challenge and what needed to be done.

As Bernard Montgomery stated, "he was the greatest general that the great war produced on both sides".

Below is an additional video that might be of interest. It is by the "History Guy" and his review of Sir John Monash and also the nature of combined arms, a concept Monash perfected. This is the philosophy upon which Combined Arms Consulting has built its consultancy model.

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