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The Resource An eyewitness account of Gallipoli, words and sketches by Ellis Silas ; edited by John Laffin

An eyewitness account of Gallipoli, words and sketches by Ellis Silas ; edited by John Laffin

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An eyewitness account of Gallipoli
Title
An eyewitness account of Gallipoli
Statement of responsibility
words and sketches by Ellis Silas ; edited by John Laffin
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Language
eng
Summary
WORLD HISTORY: FIRST WORLD WAR. AUSTRALIAN. Signaller Ellis Silas of the 16th Battalion, Australian Imperial force, was the only artist to paint and sketch actual battle scenes showing Australian soldiers in action at Gallipoli. With his mates he went ashore at Anzac Cove in April 1915 and for the next month he witnessed the terrible carnage at Gallipoli whilst performing his duties as signaller in the thick of the fighting, until he was wounded and had to be taken by hospital ship back to Egypt. The words and sketches of Ellis Silas give us a brilliant and moving eyewitness picture of what it was really like at Gallipoli in 1915. John Laffin has written an introduction and notes for the modern reader. He concludes his introduction: "Everything he sketched, he had seen personally. He was the Anzac artist."
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Silas, Ellis
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1922-2000
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  • Laffin, John
  • Silas, Ellis
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  • Silas, Ellis
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
Label
An eyewitness account of Gallipoli, words and sketches by Ellis Silas ; edited by John Laffin
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Publication
Note
First published as Crusading at Anzac : London : The British Australasian, 1916
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27877577
Dimensions
20 x 27 cm.
Edition
Second edition
Extent
90 pages
Isbn
9781877058912
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 27877577
  • (Sirsi) 27877577
Label
An eyewitness account of Gallipoli, words and sketches by Ellis Silas ; edited by John Laffin
Publication
Note
First published as Crusading at Anzac : London : The British Australasian, 1916
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27877577
Dimensions
20 x 27 cm.
Edition
Second edition
Extent
90 pages
Isbn
9781877058912
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 27877577
  • (Sirsi) 27877577

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