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Author Cole-Adams, J., author

Title Decision : stories of leadership in the services / written by Jennet Cole-Adams & Judy Gauld
Published [Canberra, A.C.T.] : Department of Veterans' Affairs in association with the Australian War Memorial, 2017


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 W'BOOL  355.0092294 Col/Dso  AVAILABLE
 W'PONDS  355.0092294 Col/Dso  AVAILABLE
 MELB CRC  355.0092294 Col/Dso  AVAILABLE
Description 56 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Series Century of service
Century of service
Contents Introduction -- Strategi thinking : General Sir John Monash -- Leading his men - Brigadier General Harold "Pompey" Elliot -- Stepping up : Vera Deakin White -- Leading in adversity : Lieutenant Colonel Edward "Weary" Dunlop -- Decicisive action : Pilot Officer Rawdon Middleton -- A lasting legacy : Colonel Annie Sage -- Overcoming barriers : Captain Reginald Saunders -- A final act : Chief Petty Officer Jonathan Rogers -- Against the odds : Lieutenant Colonel Harry Smith -- Leadership qualities : General Peter Cosgrove -- A courageous leader : Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith -- Breaking waves : Captain Jenny Daetz -- Glossary -- References -- Index
Summary We all make decisions every day - they shape the lives we lead. In times of war, decision-making can take on a greater significance. Many Australians over the past century of service have demonstrated leadership with the decisions they have made. These individuals have come from all ranks and services - some have made one-off decisions that saved lives; others have made a series of decisions over time that influenced the outcome of battles or wars. This book explores the stories of twelve Australian leaders. In Australia's wartime history many men and women have provided support and hope to those around them. This book highlights just some of these leaders
Analysis Australian
Notes "Note to reader: most of the events take place during wartime. You may feel sad after reading some of them. Teachers may wish to be sensitive to students who have family members serving overseas in war zones. Readers of Aboriginal and Torres Islander descent should be aware that this book contains images of a deceased Indigenous ex-serviceman. It also contains an historical source that includes discriminatory content." -- Page 2
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 54-55) and index
Audience Primary
Notes Also available online
CBCA Notables 2018. Eve Pownall
Subject Command of troops -- History.
Command of troops -- Australia -- History.
Leadership -- Australia -- History.
Soldiers -- Australia -- Biography.
Australia -- Armed Forces -- Officers -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author Gauld, Judy, author
Australia. Department of Veterans' Affairs, Issuing body
Australian War Memorial, Issuing body
ISBN 9780994477569
Other Titles Stories of leadership in the services