A collection of poetry written by the men who fought in Gallipoli, Egypt, Palestine, Mesopotamia and Syria.
Jill Hamilton has delved into various archives around the world and brought to light 101 poems. Not only are these poems written by Australian, English, Irish and Scottish soldiers, but there are also poems by Turks and Arabs.
Accompanying the poems is a commentary that builds up a picture of the different armies, the bloodshed, the privations and sacrifice of the men, ultimately revealing that each poem is the product of war.
Poets include Banjo Paterson, Leon Gellert, Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon, John Masefield, TE Lawrence, Clement Attlee, James Griffyth Fairfax, Edwin Gerard, Tom Skeyhill, FE Westbrook, Francis Ledwidge, Geoffrey Dearmer, and many others.