Title: Guilty or Innocent – The Gordon Bennett Case

Author: Clisby, Mark

Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

Publication Date: 1992

ISBN: 1863731865

Cover: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket – 134 pages

Comments: The author sets out the details of Bennett’s career, the campaign in Malaya, the fall of Singapore and Bennett’s escape. Then he sets out the case for and against Bennett, leaving the reader to decide: guilty or innocent?

This book provides a brilliantly condensed history of Gallipoli, in which heroic and disastrous campaign Gordon Bennett, wounded in action and alipping away from the ship’s hospital at night to rejoin his men, played a conspicuous part. His vivid diaries are extensively quoted in Frank Legg’s biography.

Lieutenant General Henry Gordon Bennett  was Australian soldier who served in both World War I and World War II. Despite highly decorated achievements during World War I, including at Gallipoli, Bennett is best remembered for his role in the Fall of Singapore in the Pacific War when, as commander of the 8th Division, he escaped while his men became prisoners of the Japanese.