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The Best Gallipoli Yarns and Forgotten Stories


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Preface The Twenty-fifth of April - Roderic Quinn RECRUITED The Call - Tom Skeyhill Recruited at the Town Hall - E.F. Hanman Devil-May-Care - J.W. Gordon Bill's religion - William Baylebridge Recruited - Thomas Barkla Sam and me - 'Steele Rudd' All the way from Australia - Jim Haynes The battle of Canakkale 18 March 1915 - Jim Haynes THE LANDING Red Gallipoli - H.W. Cavill Song of the Dardanelles - Henry Lawson Birdwood - Jim Haynes The first day - William Birdwood Sam and me: Postscript - 'Steele Rudd' DIGGING IN Making headway - Joseph Beeston A nurse's story - Various The Red Cross Nurse - Tom Skeyhill The Anzac wounded - Anonymous The best tribute - Jim Haynes Anzacs - Edgar Wallace The Light Horse waits - Oliver Hogue Ownerless - John O'Brien THE MAY OFFENSIVE The battle of Quinn's Post - E.C. Buley An engagement in May: Part 1 - E.F. Hanman Von Sanders' mistake - E.C. Buley An engagement in May: Part 2 - E.F. Hanman Sari Bahr - Frederick Loch Eight acres of dead bodies - E.C. Buley Trooper Bluegum - Jim Haynes May 19th - Oliver Hogue The Holding of the Line - Tom Skeyhill TRUCE A flag of truce - Frederick Loch Peaceable-looking men - Joseph Beeston May 24th - Oliver Hogue Amen - Frederick Loch GLIMPSES OF ANZAC My Little Wet Home in the Trench - Tom Skeyhill Joseph Beeston - Jim Haynes Ambulance work - Joseph Beeston Shrapnel - Tom Skeyhill An interesting character - Jim Haynes Snipers and sappers - E.F. Hanman Shrapnel Avenue - Joseph Beeston When 'Beachy' Puts One Over - Lance Corporal King The Anzac line - H.W. Dinning My Cosy Little Dugout on the Hill - Corporal G.L. Smith Sidelights of battle - Anonymous, The Sun, Sydney The Ragtime Army - Anonymous Not dead yet - Joseph Beeston Lament - Lance Corporal Saxon 'Praise God from Whom all blessings flow' - Joseph Beeston Arcadia - H.E. Shell THE AUGUST OFFENSIVE Lone Pine - William Baylebridge The glorious charge - Oliver Hogue Fallen Comrades - Anonymous The 3rd Battalion's rum - H.W. Cavill Thoughts of Home - Rowley Clark The second nurse's story - Various A Little Sprig of Wattle - A.H. Scott The mighty New Zealanders - E.C. Buley The Anzac V.C.s - Oliver Hogue 'We're All Australians Now' - A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson THE FINAL PHASE Anzac Alphabet - 'IFSH' Winter arrives - H.W. Dinning On Post - 'Tambour 8' Frostbite - Oliver Hogue Song of a Sock - Anonymous The greatest privilege - Jim Haynes The Australian, 'The Bravest Thing God Ever Made' - Will Ogilvie Evacuation - Oliver Hogue When We Return - E.P. McCarthy A silent getaway - Oliver Hogue Last to Leave - W. Gamble Anzac - 'Argent' THE AFTERMATH The Letters of the Dead - Edward Dyson At Randwick Hospital - Anonymous, The Sun, Sydney Killed in Action - Harry McCann A strange bond - Jim Haynes The Soul of the Anzac - Roderic Quinn The enigmatic Mr Blocksidge - Jim Haynes A dream of Anzac - William Baylebridge Leon Gellert - Jim Haynes Anzac Cove - Leon Gellert Our sons as well - Jim Haynes Dur Yolcu - Necmettin Halil Onan Traveller, Halt (Dur Yolcu) - Translated by Jim Haynes Turkey: An abbreviated history - Jim Haynes Some notes on authors Bibliography Acknowledgements

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Jim Haynes is one of Australia's best known storytellers. Before becoming a professional entertainer, song writer and verse writer in 1988, Jim taught writing, literature, history and drama in schools and universities from outback NSW to Britain and back again. He is the author of many 'Best Australian' titles, including books trucking, unknown stories and horse racing. He is one of the country's most prolific and successful authors.

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