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The Reminiscence of a Wreck single work   poetry   humour   war literature   "The storm had ceased, the sea was calm, the wind a trifle raw,"
Composed: Gallipoli,
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Turkey,
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Middle East, Asia,
Issue Details: First known date: 1916... 1916 The Reminiscence of a Wreck
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Notes

  • Editors' note: It may be necessary to explain that wood - for the roof-beams of dug-outs and the shoring up of trenches in wet weather - was priceless in Gallipoli. But whilst this book was being compiled Providence sent a storm. In the morning the beach was littered with portions of a wrecked schooner, stranded lighters, pieces of pier - all strictly the property of H.M. Government as represented by the officer commanding the Royal Engineers. "A gift from Heaven," one Australian was heard to remark as he looked at the desolate scene next morning. Nor were his British brethren less grateful.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • 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. 7-8
  • 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. 20-21
Last amended 10 Nov 2014 12:56:59
Subjects:
  • Gallipoli,
    c
    Turkey,
    c
    Middle East, Asia,
  • 1915
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