Legacy of hero who changed war
General Monash and Me, ABC, Tuesday at 8.30pm
WALKLEY award-winning investigative journalist and war correspondent Peter Greste (pictured) goes in search of the truth behind the Australian general who changed the way the world fights wars: Sir John Monash.
What he finds out about Monash, his own family, and the way we Australians remember war is challenging and confronting.
Monash is a towering figure in Australia’s story of the Great War, World War I. His revolutionary approach to combat was key to the Allied victory. Armies still fight on his model today.
While examining the battles that made Monash famous, Greste discovers his own family’s previously unknown role in Monash’s First Australian Imperial Force.
For Peter, Monash’s war becomes personal.