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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 The Demonstration
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Notes

  • This poem appears in Ashley Ekins's introduction to the third edition of The Anzac Book, which includes a number of previously unpublished poems and other items which were originally rejected by the book's editor Charles Bean. The poem is critical of the ill conceived and futile attack mounted at Lone Pine in August 1915, here termed 'The Demonstration'.

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    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. xxix
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    Turkey,
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    Middle East, Asia,
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