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Issue Details: First known date: 1917 1917
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  • Author's note: 'May, 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 Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1917 pg. 72
  • Appears in:
    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. 96-97
  • Appears in:
    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. 402
  • Appears in:
    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. 103
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