Shrapnel single work   poetry   war literature   "I was sittin' in me dug-out,"
Composed: Gallipoli,
Middle East, Asia,
Issue Details: First known date: 1915 1915
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  • Some versions have the first line: 'I was sittin' in me dug-out and was feelin' dinkum good,'.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Soldier Songs from Anzac : Written in the Firing Line Tom Skeyhill , Melbourne : George Robertson , 1915 Z96504 1915 selected work poetry war literature Melbourne : George Robertson , 1915 pg. 9-14
  • 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. 184-185
  • 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. 290
  • Appears in:
    y The Best Australian Yarns : And Other True Stories Jim Haynes , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2013 6695586 2013 selected work prose

    'Best Australian Yarns is a substantial and definitive collection of factual and fanciful Aussie stories, humour and anecdotes–the result of decades of researching popular Aussie culture and history and yarning to mates and other colourful characters from all parts of Australia and all walks of life.

    'This collection includes tall stories from the bush, reminiscences from the racetrack and shearing shed, railway yarns, stories from the world of show business, Aboriginal legends and humour, digger yarns from both world wars, ghost stories, monsters, bunyips and yowies... and many things you never knew about our amazing history and the characters who made it–the pioneers, heroes, convicts, bushrangers, eccentrics and brave and forgotten men and women whose fascinating lives and achievements created the Aussie spirit that we all love.

    'While the stories range from poignant to hilarious, many simply describe unusual coincidences, strange occurrences or simple everyday humorous events with a refreshing understatement that vividly evokes a vanishing Australia where looking for a good laugh was a key component of a cheekier national character and a simpler lifestyle.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2013
    pg. 355
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