Melbourne: Privately Printed, 1931. Original printed wraps, pp 47. N.d. (1931). Includes a loosely inserted blue printed slip with the signature in red ink of the author. The slip states that by buying the book at one shilling "you will be getting honest value for your money and helping a returned soldier". Title page foxed, scattered light foxing. Light red ink top edge of rear wrap Very good condition.
Collection of war poetry. The author was a gunner in the 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, formed in late 1914, and was involved with the landing at Gallipoli. He also served in Egypt and France. He published an earlier collection of poems, Anzac and After, in 1916. The poetry reflects on war, and several deal directly with Gallipoli and Anzac Day.
The collection is ntroduced by "the late" Sir James Whiteside McCay (1864-1930), who commanded the 2nd Infantry Brigade in the landing at Anzac Cove. Item #102444
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