Title: Guilty or Innocent – The Gordon Bennett Case
Author: Clisby, Mark
Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 1992
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.
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