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The Anzac Book (1916), p. 95
Anzacs single work   poetry   war literature   "The children unborn shall acclaim"
Issue Details: First known date: 1916 1916
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This poetic tribute to the Anzacs by popular early 20th century British author Edgar Wallace was included in C.E.W. Bean's Anzac Book and in numerous subsequent anthologies and compilations.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Anzac Book C. E. W. Bean (editor), London New York (City) Toronto Melbourne : Cassell , 1916 Z388087 1916 anthology column short story poetry prose humour satire war literature 'Few books have ever been produced under such harsh conditions as The Anzac Book. Created by soldiers under enemy fire and in extreme hardship, the illustrations, stories, cartoons and poems were intended as a Christmas and New Year diversion for soldiers facing a harsh winter in the trenches on Gallipoli. The Anzac Book became the finest 'trench publication' produced by soldiers during the Great War and was an instant bestseller when first released in 1916. ' (New South Books website) London New York (City) Toronto Melbourne : Cassell , 1916 pg. 95
    Note: Editor's note at foot of poem in 1916 edition: (This poem to the Anzacs is included at the express wish of the Editors.)
  • Appears in:
    y The Landing At Gallipoli : Australian Stunts in France A Returned Anzac , Sydney : Sid Madden , 1918 Z1469642 1918 selected work poetry prose war literature Sydney : Sid Madden , 1918 pg. 9
    Note: Appeared without attribution to Wallace.
  • Appears in:
    y An Anzac's Experiences on Gallipoli, France and Belgium A Returned Anzac , Sydney : W. J. Anderson , 1919 Z1469593 1919 selected work poetry prose war literature Fragments From Gallipoli and France Melbourne : Mitchell and Casey , 1920 pg. 8
    Note: Appeared without attribution to Wallace.
  • Appears in:
    y An Australian Treasury of Popular Verse Jim Haynes (editor), Sydney : ABC Books , 2002 Z985597 2002 anthology poetry Sydney : ABC Books , 2002 pg. 338
  • Appears in:
    y Cobbers : Stories of Gallipoli 1915 Jim Haynes (editor), Sydney : ABC Books , 2005 Z1214665 2005 anthology autobiography short story poetry prose extract war literature

    'This book is primarily a collection of fiction and verse inspired by the Gallipoli campaign. Some of the writing reflects the experiences of the troops themselves..... Also included are some narrative first-and second-hand accounts of the experiences of the Anzacs at Gallipoli.'
    (Introduction, p.1)

    Sydney : ABC Books , 2005
    pg. 128-129
  • Appears in:
    y The Book of Australian Popular Rhymed Verse : A Classic Collection of Entertaining and Recitable Poems and Verse : From Henry Lawson to Barry Humphries Jim Haynes (editor), Sydney : ABC Books , 2008 Z1495972 2008 anthology poetry Sydney : ABC Books , 2008 pg. 286
  • Appears in:
    y The Anzac Book C. E. W. Bean (editor), London New York (City) Toronto Melbourne : Cassell , 1916 Z388087 1916 anthology column short story poetry prose humour satire war literature 'Few books have ever been produced under such harsh conditions as The Anzac Book. Created by soldiers under enemy fire and in extreme hardship, the illustrations, stories, cartoons and poems were intended as a Christmas and New Year diversion for soldiers facing a harsh winter in the trenches on Gallipoli. The Anzac Book became the finest 'trench publication' produced by soldiers during the Great War and was an instant bestseller when first released in 1916. ' (New South Books website) Kensington : University of New South Wales Press , 2010 pg. 113
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