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Source: The Anzac Book, p. 104
The Trojan War, 1915 single work   poetry   "We care not what old Homer tells"
  • Author:agent Arthur H. Adams http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/adams-arthur-h
Issue Details: First known date: 1915... 1915 The Trojan War, 1915
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Notes

  • This work was written by Arthur H. Adams, and was first published in the Bulletin on 20 May, 1915. It subsequently appeared in the first edition of The Anzac Book, where it was attributed to 'J. Wareham, 1st Aust. Field Amb.' (possibly Private Edgar James Wareham, Service No. 242). It is not entirely clear whether Wareham was attempting to pass the poem off as his own original work, or whether he was playing a joke on The Anzac Book editors.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Bulletin vol. 36 no. 1840 20 May 1915 Z624172 1915 periodical issue 1915 pg. 14
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon 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. 104
    Note:

    Originally attributed to J. Wareham, an editors' note at the head of the poem in reprintings of the 1916 edition states: (These verses were not actually written at Anzac but were selected by the Editors for inclusion in this volume as an Australian's tribute to the Spirit of Anzac).

    The editors' note appears in the digitised version of the 1916 edition.

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The School Paper for Grades VII and VIII no. 210 April 1917 Z1605949 1917 periodical issue children's 1917 pg. 42
    Note: The source names as the author : J. Wareham, 1st Australian Field Ambulance, and the original source : The Anzac Book (1916). This was corrected in later versions of The Anzac Book.
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon 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. 123
    Note: Appears attributed to Arthur H. Adams with no note.
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