The Best Gallipoli Yarns and Forgotten Stories by Jim Haynes

By Jim Haynes

They have been shipped like sheep while the sunrise used to be gray; and because the ships left Mudros Bay They squatted and perched where'er they can, and so they laughed and swore as we knew they might. Knew they'd- Knew they might; They laughed and swore as we knew they might. -Henry Lawson

When 26,000 Anzac troops went ashore at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915, such a lot have been going into conflict for the 1st time. those are their yarns, poems and reminiscences. their tales of recruitment, their thoughts of lifestyles within the trenches, their debts of the struggling with and their evocations of coming domestic. listed below are the tales of Australian nurses tending the wounded, the sunshine Horsemen who needed to depart their mounts in Egypt, and the unusual bond among the Australians and their Turkish enemy.

This is a suite jam-packed with poignancy, horror and unhappiness, in addition to dry Aussie humour from one among Australia's such a lot winning storytellers. It reminds us that Gallipoli was once greater than an army crusade. those are the forgotten tales and yarns that provide middle to the Anzac legend.

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