"Xmas Day in Gallipoli"

Accession Number RC02954
Collection number MSS1316
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement Overall: 31.7 cm x 22.2 cm
Object type Work of art
Maker Unknown
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1915
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Two part cartoon submitted for inclusion in "The Anzac Book", a publication which was produced in 1916 from works produced by soldiers on the Gallipoli peninsula. The top cartoon shows soldiers rummaging through a large box of gifts and comforts (What we hope for) and the bottom cartoon shows soldiers with bully beef tins and a large box of biscuits, trying to sleep or light a fire under a billy in the freezing cold (What we'll probably get). This cartoon was not used in the original publication.

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