May 9,1941 Tlie War Illustrated No. 38 AN ANZAC OF THE LAST WAR, HE LEADS THE ANZACS IN THIS LIEUT. GENERAL SIR THO MAS BLAMEY, who has been appointed Deputy Commander-in-Chief for the Middle East, was Chief of Staff of tha Australian Corps in 1918, at the youthful age of 34. During his four years’ service in the last war he was mentioned seven times in dispatches and won the D.s.o. in 1917. In 1938 he was Controller General of Recruiting in Australia two years later he was in command of the Australian Forces in Egypt and his men formed the spearhead of WaveH's attack across the Western Desert. In announcing General Blarney’s new appointment in a broadcast to Australia, Mr, Menzies, the Commonwealth Premier, spoke of his “very skilled and gallant services.” Photo, Associated Press
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