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Gerardy identified!

From: larry-751@excite.com
Date: 8/17/2001
Time: 7:41:46 AM
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Thanks to a suggestion from Rob Thomas that "Gerardy" was actually the "nom de plume" for an Australian author of the WW1 period, I e-mailed to the National Library of Australia. Today I received a very informative response dated Wednesday August 15th from Mr. Bill Tully, Senior Reference Librarian with their Information Services. He states..."Gerardy is indeed the pseudonym for Edwin Field Gerard (1891-1965) who was born in South Australia, worked on the Western Australian goldfields and later served in the Australian Imperial Forces in World War 1 at Gallipoli and in the desert campaigns". He is sending me documentation on this man. Now perhaps I may be able to find out about this possible film made in the 1960's (?) using actual serving soldiers & devoted to the legend of "Lofty" Lane. Who may either have been an actual soldier of that time or maybe an invention of "Gerardy"? Hopefully I may soon have more to offer on this subject! Sincerely, John - larry-751@excite.com

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