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"trooper Gerardy - 1917 poet - more!

From: larry-751@excite.com
Date: 8/11/2001
Time: 5:16:14 AM
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I do have a copy of the rare 1919 Angus & Robertson Book - "Australia in Palestine". A soldiers' miscellany of drawings, photos, maps, humour, poetry, reminiscences, all to do with the Desert Campaign contributed by the soldiers themselves & their officers. In it there are no less than four poems by "Gerardy". "Anthem Bells", "Reconciliation", "Battle Song" & "Delivered!". I'm still very surprized that there is nothing available in the Lighthorse Association's extensive database on WWI about this man, who seemingly was quite important for his verses at that time! The fact that he was said to have ridden off into Turkish territory & vanished from human ken surely ought to have caused comment in official histories perhaps, or in the memories of veterans who may have passed something on to relatives still living today? I have e-mailed to John L. Lisle who is very much a military expert thanks to his brilliant account with maps of Beersheba on his site <www.outbacksolutions.com/Beersheba-article.htm> which has been mentioned on the discussion board already.

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