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The right man for the right job : Lieutenant General Sir Stanley Savige as a military commander

Author: Gavin Keating
Publisher: South Melbourne, Vic. : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: Australian Army history series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Lieutenant General Sir Stanley George Savige was one of the Australian Army's most senior and experienced citizen soldiers during WWII. He began his long military career as a private in 1915, and was twice decorated for gallantry during the Great War. As a senior commander in WWII, Savige led an infantry brigade against the Italians, Germans and Vichy French and a division and a corps against the Japanese. It was
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Keating, Gavin, 1973-
Right man for the right job.
South Melbourne, Vic. : Oxford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607785793
Online version:
Keating, Gavin, 1973-
Right man for the right job.
South Melbourne, Vic. : Oxford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607853567
Named Person: Stanley George Savige; Stanley George Savige
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gavin Keating
ISBN: 0195553322 9780195553321
OCLC Number: 63692517
Description: xvii, 216 pages, [16] pages pf plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: Forging the future commander: formative years and service in the great war, 1890-1919 --
Between the wars: life experiences, 1919-39 --
Crossing the start line in his second war: Libya, 1940-41 --
One loss: Greece, April 1941 --
One win: Syria, July 1941 --
Divisional command: with the 3rd division in Australia, 1942-43 --
Campaign plans and understanding the mission: Wau-Salamaua, 1943 --
A successful fighting general: Salamaua, 1943 --
Reaching the highest levels: promotion and command of New Guinea force, 1944 --
His final campaign: corps command on Bougainville, 1945 --
Last post.
Series Title: Australian Army history series.
Responsibility: Gavin Keating.
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"Lieutenant General Sir Stanley George Savige was one of the Australian Army's most senior and experienced citizen soldiers during WWII. He began his long military career as a private in 1915, and was twice decorated for gallantry during the Great War. As a senior commander in WWII, Savige led an infantry brigade against the Italians, Germans and Vichy French and a division and a corps against the Japanese. It was an experience of combat command not matched by any other senior Australian officer during this time.

To his troops, Savige was known simply as 'Old Stan', and he developed a reputation as a commander who had an exceptionally strong rapport with those who served under him. However, his relations with his military contemporaries were frequently acrimonious. His detractors charged that he lacked the technical knowledge for higher command, had been promoted beyond his ability and was overly reliant on his subordinates. It is their view that has largely influenced contemporary history. This book examines Lieutenant General Savige's command performance during the Second World War. It is story that considers some of the critical issues faced by the Australian Army during this time"--Jacket.

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