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May, 2010
(http://home. cc. umanitoba. ca/~altemey/)

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Only on 8 May were Australian newspapers able to present the first glowing account of their soldiers’ action, written by the English war correspondent Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett, whose vivid report trumped Bean’s more considered despatch. Ashmead-Bartlett’s account of the landing, full of evocative detail, was all the more remarkable given the fact he was over a mile away offshore, in the black of night, when he ‘witnessed’ the action. 101 37 before rupert As Keith prepared to leave for London in early July 1915, the finishing edit was being applied to a sequel to Will They Never Come?

Denison’s Sun75 was far more vibrant and dynamic. Its masthead showed a horse-drawn chariot leaping from a sunburst above the legend ‘Above All for Australia’. The Sun claimed to be the only daily paper in Australasia that provided world news, thanks to its independent cable service. A typical front page of 1912 led with a sensational report in arresting block capitals – ‘CRIME CARNIVAL … A DEGENERATE ENCOUNTER – VICTIM MUFFLED AND ROBBED’ – spiced with some gossipy titbits – a famous jockey with a wandering eye – all framed by eye-catchingly illustrated advertisements for the latest ‘fashionable fancies’ in hats and shoes.

Indeed, there was such a lack of trained men in Australia that Keith felt it ‘a pity the aborigines were not Prussianised’. ’ The Sun’s readers were informed of the film’s upcoming premiere and presented with a stirring advertisement for it. 99 (Films were indeed the coming attraction. 100) Three weeks later those recruits who had signed up early were landing in the dead of night on the Gallipoli peninsula, with Charles Bean alongside them. The Australian public would be kept in the dark about the landing and the plan to gain control of the Dardanelles Strait for another two weeks.

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