Australian Soldiers

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Australian Soldiers


What Australian Soldiers thought of the conflict and their experiences on the Peninsula.

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Allied Troops Play a Game of Cricket
This is a picture of Allied Soldiers taking playing a game of Cricket at Shell Green. There were actually shells flying overhead of this game. The game was played to distract the Turks from the imminent departure of Allied Forces.

Australian Soldiers Charge
This is a picture of an Australian Regiment charging uphill with their fixed Bayonets. Most likely trying to take Imbros or Lemnos.

Letter from Lieutenant J.H.F. Barnes
This letter gives the reader an idea about the daily life of a soldier at Gallipoli. Lieutenant Barnes talks about his tin and the uses for it.

Letter from Colonel Herbert Collett
Colonel Collett of the 28th Battalion talks about the sleeping conditions in the trenches at Gallipoli.

Letter from Lieutenant F.H. Semple<br /><br />
Lieutenant Semple talks about clean water, or the lack there of, that soldiers were able to get at Gallipoli.

Captain Campbell gives us a pretty gruesome depiction of how soldiers are living on the Peninsula

Evaluation of the War Front by a War Correspondent
C.E.W. Bean, a War Correspondent for the Australia Gazette, gives the reader a description of the usual day for a soldier fighting during this campaign.

Soldier explains how outside of the fighting is the hardest part of Gallipoli
2nd Lieutenant CW Saunders talks about the grueling work that soldiers have to go through that makes fighting at Gallipoli that much worse.
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