Simpson and his Donkey - HB
Our Price: $19.95
ISBN: 9781921150180Format: Hard BackSeries: AustralianPages: 32Country of Origin: AustraliaAge Group: ChildrenSize: 22 x 29
This is the heroic story of one man and his donkey and a strange twist of fate that brought two boyhood friends together one last time.Jack and Billy grew up in the back lanes of Tyne Dock, where a river carried great ships out to sea. During summer holidays they led donkeys along the beach for a penny a ride. As they paced the sands of South Shields, Jack dreamt that one day he would sail away on a great adventure.
Jack Simpson Kirkpatrick landed at Gallipoli on April 25th, 1915 to serve as a stretcher-bearer. He enlisted the help of a donkey and together these unlikely heroes worked tirelessly carrying wounded soldiers from the battlefront to the beach hospital.