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Reports from Gallipoli
(From the front cover of
(From an image held by the
Australian War Memorial)
Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett - The First Report in Australia of the
Landing at Gallipoli (gallipoli.gov.au)
Newspaper report reprinted from the Hobart Mercury, 12 May 1915.
Note the further links at the right of the web page.
War correspondent Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett - military censorship at Gallipolis (gallipoli.gov.au)
War correspondents Ellis Ashmead Bartlett and Keith Murdoch faced the
challenge of communicating the truth and their fears about Gallipoli.
The Gallipoli letter to Asquith PM (.gallipoli.gov.au)
Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett's letter to British Prime Minister Asquith drew
attention to the mismanagement of the Gallipoli campaign and influenced the
decision to evacuate Gallipoli.
See also our
Charles Bean - The First Report
(Scroll down for a few paragraphs.) Originally published in the Commonwealth of Australia
Gazette, 17 May 1915.
For more information on the life
and work of C.E.W. Bean, see our
Biographies - C.E.W. Bean section or the Australian War Memorial's
encyclopedia entry on
NOTE: As the nla.gov.au pages below
are for National Library of Australia archived sites some of the
links on those pages might no longer be working.
Despatches from Gallipoli: The Correspondents
Click on the
links at the bottom of the screen for:
Edwin Woodrow Bean
Sir Keith Murdoch
Gallipoli Letter manuscript. For a rreview
on a book based on the letter, see
Gallipoli book review: The Gallipoli Letter by Keith Murdoch
(blogspot.com.au). See also our
Issues page: Gallipoli,
Sir Keith Murdoch and WikiLeaks.)
and Charles Patrick Smith
Despatches from Gallipoli: Censorship (nla.gov.au)
example of censorship
Diaries versus despatches
& Hamilton's Reports on Gallipoli
9 August 1915.
Some other sources:
Early books reproduced
Memorials and rolls
Background to Anzac
Day - significance, spirit, tradition, legend
Anzac or ANZAC?
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