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Author Claven, Jim, author

Title Lemnos & Gallipoli : revealed : a pictorial history of the Anzacs in the Aegean, 1915-16 / by Jim Claven ; forword - by Lee Tarlamis OAM, President of the Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee
Published Noble Park, Victoria : Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee Inc., [2019]
[Port Melbourne, Victoria] : Kosdown Printing


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  940.41 Cla/Lag  AVAILABLE
Description xxiv, 326 pages, 144 pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), colour facsimiles, colour maps, portraits (some colour) ; 26 cm
Summary “Lemnos was the advanced base for the Gallipoli campaign in 1915-16, its great harbour of Mudros Bay witnessed the arrival of the soldiers as they prepared for the landings on the 25th April. It was home to great rest camps and medical facilities, and it was where they returned to after the evacuation of the Peninsula at the end of the campaign. Lemnos’ war cemeteries would be the final resting place for 148 Australians, among over 1,300 Allied soldiers buried there. Lemnos would see the first significant interaction between Hellenes and Australians in Greece. The soldiers and nurses would wander the island, visiting its villages, taverns and natural spring baths. They enjoyed the local food and visited the local churches. Most importantly, they captured the life of Lemnos and their time there in hundreds of photographs that would come to lie in archives across Australia, overseas and in private homes. This book tells of the distinctively Hellenic connection to Australia’s Gallipoli story through the reproduction of many of these photographs, many taken by soldiers and nurses themselves, and interpreting them with the words recorded in letters and diaries of these Australians who walked on Lemnos in 1915. Not only have many of these photographs never been published before, but this is the first time that such a comprehensive selection of photographs of Lemnos during the Gallipoli campaign has been published together, a fitting tribute to the importance of Lemnos in Anzac history.”--Dust jacket gate fold
Analysis Australian
Notes Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Military bases, Australian -- Greece -- Lemnos Island -- History
Islanders -- Greece -- Lemnos Island -- History
Island life -- Greece -- Lemnos Island -- History
Australians -- Greece -- Lesbos Island -- History
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Turkey -- Gallipoli Peninsula -- History
Soldiers -- Australia -- History
Australians -- History
Island life -- History
Military bases -- Australia -- History
Lemnos Island (Greece) -- History
Limnos (Greece : Municipality) -- History
Limnos (Greece : Municipality) -- History
Gallipoli Peninsula (Turkey) -- History
Australia -- History, Military -- 1914-1918
Genre/Form History.
Military history.
Author Tarlamis, Lee, writer of foreword
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee Inc., issuing body
LC no. be2019044874
ISBN 9780646996615
Other Titles Lemnos and Gallipoli : revealed