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Anzac day


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Anzac day

  1. 1. ANZAC DAY<br />
  2. 2. Memorial is a story about a tree planted beside a war memorial monument, in a small country town by returned servicemen. Years on, the tree has grown to be huge and unruly, dislodging the statue next to it and creating a traffic hazard in what is now a much larger, busier town. A decision is made by a local council to cut the tree down.<br />
  3. 3. Told through the eyes of a young girl, this book explores the significance of marching on Anzac Day. Through simple language, and child-friendly terms, it explains the importance and meaning of Anzac Day. <br />
  4. 4. A picture book story of John Simpson Kirkpatrick and his heroic deeds using a donkey at Gallipoli. <br />
  5. 5. Picture Book. This account of the famous ANZAC story about Simpson and his donkey, begins in England where John (Jack) Simpson Kirkpatrick and his friend Billy give donkey rides to children on the beach at Tyne Dock. Some years later, as a stretcher bearer in Gallipoli, Simpson uses a donkey to carry wounded soldiers from the battlefield to the beach hospital, until he is killed by a sniper. One of the soldiers he rescues is his old childhood friend Billy. Interesting details about Simpson's life before Gallipoli as well as his bravery under fire develop Simpson as a person for the reader. <br />
  6. 6. Harry and the Anzac Poppy<br />Harry learns about the First World War through reading his Great-Great Grandfather's letters home from the Western Front. The letters describe what it was like to be a soldier in the trenches and express the feelings of loneliness and fear which they experienced. <br />By John Lockyer<br />
  7. 7. A sixteen-year-old Australian farm boy lies about his age to enlist to war and is caught up in the horrors of World War I in Egypt and on the Western Front.A very moving story about William, a boy who sneaks out the back door of home and heads off on what was initially thought as a great adventure. <br />The story is also told through the letters that he writes home to his family, with great illustrations that add to the story. <br />
  8. 8. The Silver Donkey, is a story about two sisters, Marcelle and Coco, who find a soldier asleep in the woods. They talk to the soldier and discover that he has deserted from the war and is trying to get back to England so that he can see his brother before he dies. They also find that he has become blinded by the war. The girls take pity on him and promise to keep his presence in the forest a secret. The next day, the girls bring him food and see him fiddling with a small trinket. When they ask what it is, he shows them that it’s a solid silver donkey. The soldier then tells them stories about donkeys throughout history that have been brave, kind and trustworthy. But when the girls can’t think of a plan to get the soldier home, they have to share their secret with their brother, Pascal, and their friend, Fabrice, who eventually help them to make a plan to get the soldier home.<br />
  9. 9. 'All the animals were happy at the farm, except the donkey.' The other animals don't have much time for the donkey, especially the bull. In his stable the donkey dreams of walking along a great road to where magic will be. Later, the other animals follow the donkey on his quest. The donkey ends up in front of a stone statue of a man and another donkey. They hear about the statue donkey's time at war, serving and saving others, and then they realise what magic is.<br />When the donkey and other animals arrive home, after looking after each other on the way, their relationships and attitudes have changed. 'All the animals were happy at the farm – especially the donkey.<br />
  10. 10. In Flanders Fields is a story of a young soldier boy that after a long time of war risked his life over a red robin trapped in a barb-wire fence.<br />
  11. 11. A book full of facts about horses called Walers (because they first came from New South Wales) sent from Australia to the Boer War in South Africa and later to the First World War in Egypt and the Middle East. Information boxes and funny quirky drawings tell children all about horses and war. <br />
  12. 12. This is the extraordinary story of a small force defeating a much larger one. It is the tale of the 550 men of the 39thh Militia Batallion - called chocos because the regular soldiers thought they'd melt under pressure. In eight short and brutal weeks - from 20 August 1942 - these soldiers slowed, and eventually stopped, the advance of 6000 experienced Japanese troops of the Nankai division across the massive Owen Stanley range.<br />
  13. 13. NOT ONLY A HERO<br />An Illustrated Life of Simpson,the Man with the Donkey<br />
  14. 14. A Papua New Guinean boy helps a young soldier as his village is torn apart by World War II.<br />
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  16. 16. Most Australians know of Simpson and his donkey, who became heroes at Gallipoli, even among the Turkish forces. Few know where the donkey came from, or what happened to him after World War I. Or that another man carried on rescuing the wounded with the donkey after Simpson died. <br />This is the story of a small unassuming donkey. It′s also the story of Gallipoli, of Jack Simpson, and New Zealander stretcher-bearer Richard Henderson, who literally took up the reins after Simpson′s death. <br />