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Stories of our soldiers at Gallipoli – in their own words

Embark on a journey with our soldiers at Gallipoli. From the excitment of enlisting, to the reality and terror of battle. Through original diaries, photos and letters, get a glimpse of the Gallipoli campaign through the eyes, and in the words, of those who were there. the midst of this frightful hell the screaming of shrapnel and heavy ordinance, the birds are chirping in the clear morning air...

– Ellis Silas, war diary, Gallipoli, 1915

Personal letters, diaries and photographs from the State Library of NSW reveal captivating personal experiences of servicemen and nurses. Service records from the National Archives remind us that everyone was a volunteer, and they came from all walks of life to serve their country.

31 July to 15 November 2015
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600

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A partnership exhibition based on a concept developed by the State Library of NSW.

Banner image: Henry Charles Marshall (1890–1915). 'Writing Home' by HC Marshall (1980–1915),1914–15 SLNSW: PXA 1861

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