Legacy of hero who changed war

The Western Star - - LIFE | TV GUIDE -

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.

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