Brent D. Taylor is a published author with an interest in extreme achievers. His books are: The Outsider’s Edge: The Making of Self-made Billionaires and The Creative Edge: Insights from the Lives of the World’s Most Famous Outsiders. He is currently writing a book about great generals of the European western front of World War II. Brent is a Committee member of the Military History and Heritage Victoria.
In opening, Dr Dapin quipped, to an audience of 30, that his father fought the Korean War from the Sherwood Forest and then from Germany while doing UK national service during the 1950s.
In addressing an audience of 25, Dr Monteath explained how he had written his book largely through the eyes of several high-profile participants, particularly Johnny Peck of the Australian 2/7th Battalion.
In his presentation to an audience of 34, Robert Hadler, brought to life the tragic events surrounding to the murder, on 12 March 1942, of a lowly stoker Jack Riley by two other stokers, Ron Gordon and Ted Elias aboard HMAS Australia, the flagship of the Royal Australian Navy.
In his presentation to an audience of 30, Michael Veitch, actor, presenter and author, brought to life the exploits and tragic sacrifices of the Australian heroes during the Milne Bay campaign of 25 August to 7 September 1942.
MHHV Seminar 18 October 2019 ANZAC House Collins St Melbourne.
In his presentation to an audience of 30, Dr Kilsby asserted that the Australian government did a grave injustice to one of its leading citizens in the opening months of World War I.
To an audience of around 30, Dr McLeod stated that among the many military histories written about World War II, the Australian Army’s field ambulance men have seldom been mentioned.
To set the scene, Michael began with a short video of interviews of family members of VC recipients taken while he was researching the book.