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    Posted: 03 Mar 2011 at 11:29
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This work was used to illustrate a poem entitled 'Abdul' in the 'ANZAC Book'. The 'ANZAC Book' was published in 1916 from illustrations, poems, stories and other creative works from the soldiers on the Gallipoli peninsula. In November 1915 CEW Bean, an official war correspondent and eventually official war historian, called for contributions for what was initially to be an ANZAC New Year magazine. Bean edited the work on the island of Imbros and after the Greek publisher fell through, arranged to have the work published in London by Cassell and Company. The book is composed of satirical and sombre pieces about the conditions of life at Gallipoli.
 
It also provides a general outline of the April 25 landing at ANZAC Cove and the military advances, offensives and defensives undertaken in the following months until the eventual evacuation of the Allied forces at the end of December 1915. The introduction was written by General Sir W Birdwood, who explains how he named ANZAC Cove on the Gallipoli peninsula after the ANZAC forces. Bean contributed an editor's note in which he outlined the harsh conditions that the book was produced in, the significance it had taken on, and acknowledged the contributors.
Ted Colles is the pen name of Frederick Collis.

http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/ART00046

ART00046
Title
Abdul
Artist
Colles, Ted
Object type
Drawing
Place made
Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Gallipoli
Date made
1915
Medium
pencil and watercolour on paper
Measurement
overall: 29.6 x 22.1 cm
Collection
Art
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