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Boys Who Came Home. 22 Diggers recollections of Gallipoli

Boys Who Came Home. 22 Diggers recollections of Gallipoli

The Boys Who Came Home. Recollections of Gallipoli by H. Broadbent. : used book

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The Boys Who Came Home. Recollections of Gallipoli.' book by Harvey Broadbent . From 1976 Broadbent worked as a writer producer and director for ABC Radio Television. Around 1979 he began to have thoughts and concern that there was a lack of visual history of the diggers who had taken part in the Gallipoli Campaign. Confronted with the fact that many diggers were in their 90's it was not until 1985 that interviews started to be organised.
 
Ultimately a special documentary was produced as a ABC Four Corners Documentary presented by Chris Masters. Called 'Gallipoli - The Fatal Shore' it was an instant success and was awarded the United Nations Association of Australia Media Peace Award in 1988.
 
This book documents those interviews and the memories of 22 of the " the boys who came home" from the Gallipoli campaign in 1915. They came from both sides of the conflict to remember, to recall the horror, confusion, hardship, courage and the humour of the Gallipoli campaign.
 
LEST WE FORGET their memiors
Australian Contributors -
Harold Barker DCM 7th Battalion AIF
Bert Billings Signaller 1st Light Horse AIF
Charles Bingham 1st Aust Casualty Clearing Station 1915 Gallipoli AIF
Victor Cromwell MBE 10th Battalion AIF
Leopold (Bill) De Saxe 3rd Battalion AIF
Basil Holmes 17th Battalion AIF
Jack Nicholson 1st Battalion AIF
Frank Parker 5th Battalion AIF - last of the group that advanced furtherest am 25th
Lionel Simpson DCM 8th Light Horse AIF - "Last Man Standing" charge The Nek 1915
Jack Tarrant 20th Battalion AIF
Alan Thwaites 12th Battalion AIF
William Tope 12th Battalion AIF
Tom Usher 9th Battalion AIF
Stan Watson CBE DSO MC RAE AIF - Watson's Pier Gallipoli
  • Weight in grams: 500
  • Total Pages: 141
  • Publication Date: 200
  • Nominal Roll ? :- no - but has extensive personal names of soldiers and their operations throughout text.
  • Cover Soft (SB) or Hardback (HB): Soft Cover
  • Book Condition: Shelf wear to board edges otherwise near new

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