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The Resource The Best Gallipoli Yarns and Forgotten Stories

The Best Gallipoli Yarns and Forgotten Stories

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The Best Gallipoli Yarns and Forgotten Stories
Title
The Best Gallipoli Yarns and Forgotten Stories
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[compiled by] Jim Haynes
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Language
eng
Summary
They were shipped like sheep when the dawn was grey; And as the ships left Mudros Bay They squatted and perched where'er they could, And they laughed and swore as we knew they would. Knew they would- Knew they would; They laughed and swore as we knew they would. -Henry LawsonWhen 26,000 Anzac troops went ashore at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915, most were going into battle for the first time. These are their yarns, poems and recollections... their stories of recruitment, their memories of life in the trenches, their accounts of the fighting and their evocations of coming home. Here are the stories of Australian nurses tending the wounded, the Light Horsemen who had to leave their mounts in Egypt, and the strange bond between the Australians and their Turkish enemy.This is a collection full of poignancy, horror and sadness, as well as dry Aussie humour from one of Australia's most successful storytellers. It reminds us that Gallipoli was more than a military campaign. These are the forgotten stories and yarns that give heart to the Anzac legend
Summary
This is not a history, nor is it an individual soldier's story. Rather Jim Haynes has done what he does so well, and that is pull together the many yarns and stories and verses written about Gallipoli to compile a collection that is full of poignancy, horror and sadness, as well as dry Aussie humour. This collection reminds us that Gallipoli was more than a military campaign. These are the stories and yarns (many of which have been forgotten) that give heart and soul to the legend.
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contains biographical information
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10639988
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ANL
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Haynes, Jim
Dewey number
940.4260922
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Haynes, Jim
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History
Target audience
adult
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The Best Gallipoli Yarns and Forgotten Stories
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BORROWBOX:AAU_131403
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781925267563
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optical disk
Label
The Best Gallipoli Yarns and Forgotten Stories
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_131403
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925267563
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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