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Source: The Bulletin, 7 June, 1917, Red Page
A Night Attack single work   poetry   war literature   "Be still. The bleeding night is in suspense"
Issue Details: First known date: 1917 1917
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  • Author's note: 'May 24, 1915'

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Songs of a Campaign Leon Gellert , Adelaide : Hassell Press , 1917 Z137878 1917 selected work poetry war literature Adelaide : Hassell Press , 1917 pg. 30
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    y The Bulletin vol. 38 no. 1947 7 June 1917 Z620810 1917 periodical issue 1917 pg. 2 Section: The Red Page
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    y Songs of a Campaign Leon Gellert , Adelaide : Hassell Press , 1917 Z137878 1917 selected work poetry war literature Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1917 pg. 51
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    y Poetry in Australia 1923 Sydney : Vision Press , 1923 Z531588 1923 anthology poetry Sydney : Vision Press , 1923 pg. 81
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    y Bards in the Wilderness : Australian Colonial Poetry to 1920 Adrian Mitchell (editor), Brian Elliott (editor), Melbourne : Nelson , 1970 Z429552 1970 anthology poetry Melbourne : Nelson , 1970 pg. 224
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    y Fighting Words : Australian War Writing Carl Harrison-Ford (editor), Port Melbourne : Lothian , 1986 Z407492 1986 anthology poetry short story extract prose war literature Port Melbourne : Lothian , 1986 pg. 58-59
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    y Australian Verse : An Oxford Anthology John Leonard (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 Z461207 1998 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) A thorough survey of poetry by Australians in English, beginning with a selection of contemporary work by younger poets, and going backward in time to the early colonial period. In addition to poems in the literary tradition, it indudes performance poetry, convict songs and old bush ballads. An extensive selection has been provided from the work of five major twentieth-century poets: Les Murray, Gwen Harwood, Judith Wright, A.D. Hope and Kenneth Slessor. Several features are provided to assist the reader: the date of first publication of each poem is provided; footnotes explain unfamiliar words and allusions; and brief biographical notes assist in locating each poet in his or her place in time. Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 pg. 268
    Note: Author note: May 24, 1915.
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    y From Gallipoli to Gaza : The Desert Poets of World War One Jill Hamilton , East Roseville : Simon and Schuster Australia , 2003 Z1060883 2003 anthology poetry war literature An anthology of war poetry which also includes a detailed account of the Gallipoli and Sinai Campaigns of World War I. All the poets served with the ANZAC or British forces. East Roseville : Simon and Schuster Australia , 2003 pg. 97
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    y An Anthology of Australian Poetry to 1920 John Kinsella (editor), Nedlands : University of Western Australia Library , 2007 Z1908582 2007 anthology poetry column prose Nedlands : University of Western Australia Library , 2007 pg. 401
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    y The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry John Kinsella (editor), Camberwell : Penguin , 2009 Z1553543 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 16 units)

    'This is a comprehensive survey of Australian poetic achievement, ranging from early colonial and indigenous verse to contemporary work, from the major poets to those who deserve to be better recognised.' (Provided by the publisher).

    Camberwell : Penguin , 2009
    pg. 136
    Note: Author note : May 24, 1915
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    y The Puncher & Wattmann Anthology of Australian Poetry John Leonard (editor), Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 Z1674214 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 16 units) Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 pg. 320
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    y Australian Poetry Since 1788 Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Robert Gray (editor), Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 Z1803846 2011 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) 'A good poem is one that the world can’t forget or is delighted to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by two of Australia’s foremost poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, contains such poems. It is the first of its kind for Australia and promises to become a classic. Included here are Australia’s major poets, and lesser-known but equally affecting ones, and all manifestations of Australian poetry since 1788, from concrete poems to prose poems, from the cerebral to the naïve, from the humorous to the confessional, and from formal to free verse. Translations of some striking Aboriginal song poems are one of the high points. Containing over 1000 poems from 170 Australian poets, as well as short critical biographies, this careful reevaluation of Australian poetry makes this a superb book that can be read and enjoyed over a lifetime.' (From the publisher's website.) Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 pg. 257
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    y From the Trenches : The Best Anzac Writing from World War One Mark Dapin (editor), Melbourne : Penguin , 2013 6547960 2013 anthology biography novel poetry prose autobiography diary novel

    'Around the country, bronze soldiers in slouch hats stand silently at attention. It is the Anzacs' remarkable writing that reveals the lives behind the national legend.

    In the Trenches is a collection of gripping, awe-inspiring and sometimes terrifying accounts of life at the front, recorded by those who lived through the fighting.

    Drawn from diaries, memoirs and letters, as well as poetry, reportage and prose, this writing reminds us that the Anzac legend is rooted in real and tragic circumstances on a heartbreakingly human scale. Belying the common perception of the laconic digger, these compelling voices convey the range of wartime experience, from the desolation and horror to the unbridled excitement and camaraderie. Through it all runs the bleak toll on young lives.

    Author and journalist Mark Dapin has selected writing from those on the frontlines as well as behind the scenes, from officers and soldiers to nurses, engineers and reporters, to create a volume that will be regarded as the definitive record of the personal experiences that forged the emerging national identities of Australia and New Zealand.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Melbourne : Penguin , 2013
    pg. 73
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