An eyewitness account of Gallipoli
Ellis Silas and John Laffin (eds.)
Signaller Ellis Silas of the 16th Battalion, Australian Imperial force, was the only artist to paint and sketch actual battle scenes showing Australian soldiers in action at Gallipoli. He went ashore at ANZAC Cove in April 1915 and for the next month he witnessed the terrible carnage at Gallipoli while performing his duties as signaller, until he was wounded and had to be taken by hospital ship back to Egypt. The words and sketches of Ellis Silas give us a brilliant and moving eyewitness picture of what it was really like at Gallipoli. John Laffin has written an introduction and notes for the modern reader. Hard cover, illustrated throughout, 90 pages.