Harold Stanley Merriman as a member 13th Infantry Battalion AIF, Gallipoli 1915 and Clarence Peter Clowe as a member 7th Infantry Battalion AIF, Gallipoli 1915, interviewed by Diane Smart

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Accession Number S02008
Collection type Sound
Measurement 31 min 59 sec
Object type Oral history
Physical description audio cassette; SONY C-60; two track mono
Maker Clowe, Clarence Peter
Merriman, Harold Stanley
Smart, Diane
Date made April 1975
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Description

Merriman and Clowe speak of their attitudes to the Gallipoli campaign and to war in general; mateship and the long-term friendships they made during their period of service; what it means to be an ANZAC in the 1970s; daily life on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915; the landing at Gallipoli 25 April, 1915; how their experiences at ANZAC Cove has affected them both physically and emotionally; their families' reactions to their departure for war; their views on the celebration of ANZAC day.
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