Gallipoli: closer to home than you might think ...
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By David Metzenthen
& Michael Camilleri (2014),
Allen & Unwin
.About the Book: One Minute's Silence In one minute of silence you can imagine sprinting up the beach in Gallipoli in 1915 with the fierce fighting Diggers, but can you imagine standing beside the brave battling Turks as they defended their homeland from the cliffs above?
In the silence that follows a war long gone, you can see what the soldiers saw, you can feel what the soldiers felt. And if you try, you might be able to imagine the enemy, and see that he is not so different from you.
Football during World War One
It is London, October 28, 1916: The famous clash between the Third Division and the Combined Training Units at Queen’s Club, West Kensington, England is believed to have been the first organised game of Australia's version of football played overseas.
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Click the image to watch a short black and white clip of the famous match in London
The program from the London match ...
There was even a program to tell the British how the game was played.
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