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History of an ANZAC Millington Mission to be with his Fallen Mates

History  of an ANZAC Millington Mission to be with his Fallen Mates

Millington's Mission by J. Samuels : used book

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History of a WW1 Digger's Mission to be with his Fallen Mates


2002 1st edition ' Millington's Mission ' Samuels, John: . In 1915 Tasman Millington was a young bricklayer living in Hobart. He enlisted with the AIF and was sent to Gallipoli . He then went to the the Somme , where he was wounded. After recuperating in a London Hospital he was sent to Telegraphy school. In 1919 he was posted by the Imperial War Graves Commission back to Gallipoli where he worked with the Turk Pasha Ismail to record and bury the dead. During WWII, Millington worked for British Intelligence and posed as a fisherman to ferry agents in an out of German-occupied Greece and setting up a secret radio post in Troy. Ismail worked secretly along side his friend. Also covers his mission to establish an everlasting memorial to the fallen of WWI on the Gallipoli Peninsula. He forefilled this quest and remained with his fallen mates for the reminder of his life.

It was said of Millington by a Turkish friend, " Millington would have died a thousand deaths for every single man who lies on Gallipoli. Every gain of sand was sacred to him. He devoted his soul for 42 years."

  • Book Condition: Used book -but only slight shelf wear to boards otherwise near new
  • Comment: 1st edition
  • Cover Soft (SB) or Hardback (HB): Stiff Card Boards Printed Laminate
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Total Pages: 240
  • Weight in grams: 360

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