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Simpson and His Donkey
Author: Mark Greenwood

ISBN: 9781921529542
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1 March 2011
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 28.1 x 21.0 x 0.4
The heroic story of one man and a donkey - and the strange twist of fate that brought two boyhood friends together one last time during the Gallipoli campaign in World War I.

A poignant account of the story of John Kirkpatrick Simpson and how he and his donkey, Duffy, rescued over 300 men during the campaign at Gallipoli. Backed by detailed research, the text includes a brief biography of the man, details of his work at Gallipoli and also the little known story of how, without realising, he rescued his childhood friend from South Shields, Billy Lowes. The text also includes fact files on Simpson and Billy Lowes, maps and additional historical background information such as how Duffy received a VC.
Simpson and his Donkey was Honour Book in 2009 for the Eve Pownall Award for Information Books, Children's Book Council of Australia and was short-listed for the Western Australian Premier's Book Award, 2008
Superbly researched book gives new life to one of the stories that helped to build Australia as a nation
Aims to encourage a deeper understanding of the ANZAC tradition, the Gallipoli c...

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