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Author Funder, Joshua, author.

Title Watson's Pier / Joshua Funder
Published Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Publishing, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (304 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Maps; Author's note; Prologue; PART 1: Five days before Christmas; PART 2: Australia; PART 3: Egypt; PART 4: Remembrance; PART 5: Gallipoli; PART 6: Escape; PART 7: Unknown soldier; Postscript; Acknowledgements; Selected references; Picture Section
Summary The story of the campaign that almost lost the Anzacs and the retreat that saved a nation. On 20 December 1977, as Stanley Watson takes the slow train journey to family Christmas, memories from over 60 years ago play in his mind. He had been and still was a man of his time, as as steady, simple and direct as the railway lines he built. He survived that landing to construct the first pier at Anzac Cove, from which the Anzacs withdrew on the nights of 18 and 19 December. For a long time, he was known as the last man to leave Gallipoli. Watson's Pier is a beautifully told story as seen through
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Watson, S. H. (Stanley Holm), 1887-1985
Australia. Australian Army. Royal Australian Engineers. Signalling Company, 28th
Biographical fiction, Australian.
Military art and science -- Fiction
Piers -- Design and construction -- Fiction
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Turkey -- Gallipoli Peninsula -- Fiction
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Turkey -- Gallipoli Peninsula -- Engineering and construction -- Fiction
Biographical fiction, Australian.
Military art and science.
Military campaigns.
Piers -- Design and construction.
Turkey -- Gallipoli Peninsula.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Biographical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
War stories.
War stories.
War stories.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0522867588