Wallaby Warrior: The World War I Diaries of Australia's Only British Lion

Wallaby Warrior: The World War I Diaries of Australia's Only British Lion


Tom Richards is the one Australian-born rugby participant to have performed for either Australia and the British Lions. while the Australian group received the Gold Medal for rugby on the 1908 Olympic video games, the London Times said: "If ever the Earth needed to opt for a Rugby soccer workforce to play opposed to Mars, Tom Richards stands out as the first participant chosen." This booklet will inform whatever of Richards' outstanding wearing existence, however it in most cases reproduces highlights from the very wonderful diary he saved in the course of WWI. He had labored part-time with the Sydney Morning Herald prior to he enlisted and he may write among 100-800 phrases approximately his reviews every day, giving a revealing, intimate account of what happened in the course of the Gallipoli crusade after which the Western entrance, the place he acquired an army move for his braveness lower than German fireplace. He was once acerbic in his evaluations, frequently serious of his superiors and fellow squaddies; he used to be a superb observer of human tragedy and frailties, again and again discovering fault with the British accountable, and assembly a variety of very important warfare figures, together with Simpson at Gallipoli. He incorporated bright descriptions of soccer fits performed in Egypt, Gallipoli, and at the entrance, and there also are a variety of lighter moments, as Richards sought out and was once intrigued via unusual characters.

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