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From Gallipoli to Palestine: The War Writing of Sergeant G.T. Clunie of the Wellington Rifles 1914-1919
Publisher: Slouch Hat Publications
Media: BOOK - hardcover, 224 pages
Author: K. Clunie & R. Austin
Other: b&w photos, bibliog, maps, index
Publisher: Slouch Hat publications
From Gallipoli to Palestine provides the reader with a view of the historic Anzac operations at Gallipoli, then the successful campaign in Egypt and Palestine.
Gary Clunie sailed from New Zealand in December 1914 with the Wellington mounted Rifles Regiment and did not return home until 1919. For much of the next few years at war Gary maintained a diary in which he recorded daily events, however, of even greater importance were the numerous, often frank and apparently uncensored letters he wrote to his older brother Will, a veteran of the Boer War.
Garry Clunie's was writings are an unvarnished and fascinating story of war, told through the eyes of a young farmer who had enlisted in the Army to serve his country and the Empire at a time of need.
The book is profusely illustrated with photographs taken by Sergeant Clunie during his service in the Middle East and complements this soldier's story of life in the Gallipoli trenches then in the sands of the Sinai desert and finally in the hills of Palestine.
A Grandson's Pilgrimage
Report of Service of G.T. Clunie
1. To Egypt
2. Gallipoli: Walker's Ridge
3. The Struggle for Chunuk Bair
4. Evacuation from Anzac
5. Back in the Sands of Egypt
6. Wounded at Bel el Abd
7. 1919: On to Rafa
8. The Struggle for Gaza
9. Allenby in Command
10. Action Around Beersheba
11. The Final Year
12. The Abu Tellul Action
13. Taking to the Skies