Title: The Gordon Bennett Story – From Gallipoli to Singapore
Author: Legg, Frank
Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 1965
Cover: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket – 309 pages
Comments: The detailed story and biography of Lieutenant General Henry Gordon Bennett CB, CMG, DSO, VD.
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.