The Last Knight
A biography of General Sir Phillip Bennett AC, KBE, DSO
by Robert Lowry
Big Sky Publishing, 2011, [First Edition], b/w photographs, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 9780980814040
As New Condition
'General Sir Phillip Bennett is a good example of what makes a successful leader. With a good combination of innate personal qualities, education, broad experience and the hardening that comes with survival on the battlefield he prospered. As a young officer he survived the first and most perilous year of the Korean War. He also withstood the rigours of battalion command in South Vietnam in 1968-69.
Bennett's story is not only one of great battles and heroic exploits, but also a story of the contest for 'policy dominance' between the civil servants and the military leadership illustrating what was involved in forging the foundations of the Australian Defense Force. He was the last Knight to command the Australian Defense Force.'