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Issue Details: First known date: 1931... 1931 Tales of the Soldiers' Pets
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'The first to read this series was General Ian Hamilton, who commanded the Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces during the Gallipoli Campaign, in which Major MacDonald served. General Hamilton says: 'Major MacDonald ransacks his brain and spots some big nuggets which have lain embedded there ever since the cliffs of Sari Bair were stormed in 1915, and picks them out carefully with his pen. This work has been a work of love, showing as it does the real Digger as he became known to the British Officers at the Dardanelles...an adventurer right enough, but an adventurer with a heart of gold - the softest, kindest heart any girl would like to have, to keep and hold...the sort of heat that responds with instant kindliness and affection to any weak, immature or suffering thing, whether in the shape of bird, beast or child. All this side of the old A.I.F. is brought out very charmingly in the following chapters, which will portray a side of the Digger faithfully to posterity; a side left untouched until now by all the lurid descriptions of his conduct amidst the bayonets and shells of the battlefield...' (Source: The Australian Journal, November 1931, p1299)

Includes

Bud the Monkey : Part One 'Lin Macdonald' , 1931 single work short story children's humour war literature
— Appears in: The Australian Journal , 1 November vol. 66 no. 788 1931; (p. 1298-1299)
Bud the Monkey : Part Two 'Lin Macdonald' , 1931 single work short story children's humour
— Appears in: The Australian Journal , 1 December vol. 66 no. 789 1931; (p. 1426-1427)
Lambs and Frogs 'Lin Macdonald' , 1932 single work short story humour
— Appears in: The Australian Journal , 1 January vol. 67 no. 790 1932; (p. 12-13)
Frogs, Goats and Ponies 'Lin Macdonald' , 1932 single work short story children's
— Appears in: The Australian Journal , 1 February vol. 67 no. 791 1932; (p. 140-142)
Four-Footed Soldiers 'Lin Macdonald' , 1932 single work short story children's humour war literature
— Appears in: The Australian Journal , 1 March vol. 67 no. 792 1932; (p. 269-271)
More About the Horses 'Lin Macdonald' , 1932 single work short story children's humour war literature
— Appears in: The Australian Journal , 1 April vol. 67 no. 793 1932; (p. 399-401)
The Three Musketeers 'Lin Macdonald' , 1932 single work short story children's war literature
— Appears in: The Australian Journal , 1 May vol. 67 no. 794 1932; (p. 530-532)
Dogs and More Dogs 'Lin Macdonald' , 1932 single work short story children's war literature
— Appears in: The Australian Journal , 1 June vol. 67 no. 795 1932; (p. 660-662)
A Boy of the Bulldog Breed 'Lin Macdonald' , 1932 single work children's fiction short story war literature
— Appears in: The Australian Journal , 1 July vol. 67 no. 796 1932; (p. 795-798)
Gun Teams 'Lin Macdonald' , 1932 single work short story children's war literature
— Appears in: The Australian Journal , 1 August vol. 67 no. 797 1932; (p. 920-922)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1931
Serialised by: The Australian Journal 1865 periodical (900 issues)

Works about this Work

In Passing : An Entirely New Feature 1931 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian Journal , 1 October vol. 66 no. 787 1931; (p. 1256)
In Passing : An Entirely New Feature 1931 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian Journal , 1 October vol. 66 no. 787 1931; (p. 1256)
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