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Australasia Triumphant!

 by A. St John Adcock

Published  1916.

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A stirring triumphant tale of the Australians and New Zealanders at war. Published in 1916 this book covers the action at Rabaul and the Pacific, the despatch of the ANZEF, the sinking of the Emden, camp at Egypt, fight for the Suez Canal and the landings at Gallipoli. Illustrated with some great photographs.

CONTENTS


BRITONS ALL ........ 1

CHAPTER

I. MAKING READY ....... 3

II. PATROLLING THE PACIFIC ..... 15

III. THE TRIUMPH OF THE " SYDNEY ' ' . . . .25

IV. EN ROUTE FOR EGYPT ...... 33

V. CHRISTMAS AT THE PYRAMIDS . . . .43

VI. THE FIGHT FOR THE SUEZ CANAL .... 51

VII. THE EPIC OF THE DARDANELLES BEGINS ... 59

VIII. THE DARE-DEVIL ANZACS ..... 73

IX. THE AUSTRALASIAN IDEAL 91

 

AUTHOR'S NOTE

IT is too soon to attempt the telling at large and in detail of all
that has been done by Australia and New Zealand in the Great
War. There is much that has, for military reasons, not yet been
revealed; and what has been told has come to us from various
sources in more or less fragmentary fashion, so that one must read
several accounts of the same event in order to get anything of an
adequate idea of it. All I have done here is to collate such docu-
ments as are available and gather together a connected narrative,
not only of the actual campaigning, but of the spiritual and mental
experiences the Australasians have passed through since August
1914, the way they have faced this crisis in their history, and the
effect the war has had on their national life. I have drawn on
official documents, on the dispatches of Sir Ian Hamilton, the
reports of the various correspondents of our English and the chief
Australian and New Zealand newspapers, on the speeches of public
men and letters of private citizens, and on a few conversations I
have had with some of the wounded Anzacs whom I have met in
these latter days about London. In all which I have been little
more than an enthusiastic and, I hope, faithful compiler, endeavour-
ing to set down as vividly as I could the impressions I formed from
my reading and hearing of these things, and trying occasionally to
guess, according to my lights, at the spirit and inner significance
of this wonderful uprising of our Australasian kinsfolk at the ideal
for which they are fighting with such glorious heroism and for
which so many of them have ungrudgingly laid down their lives.
Some, who have had no hand in the fighting, have very confidently
criticised both the Commander-in-Chief who has led these gallant
soldiers in the sternest of their battles and the Government that
has been responsible for the campaigns they have undertaken ;
but I have not ventured to compete with such critics, chiefly
because I accept the judgment of the sturdy New Zealander who
said to me, discussing the nagging diatribes of a certain newspaper :
"It's all fluff. If these fellows knew a little more they wouldn't
have so much to say."

A. ST. J. X.

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A fabulous, stirring, triumphant well illustrated ANZAC history book.
Overly optomisitic this book is a true period piece which effectively captures the feeling of the time.

 

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