The Donkey who carried the wounded
InformationThe famous story of Simpson and his donkey - a true ANZAC legend. Includes extras at the back of this book.
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Code: JFAS04ISBN: 9780732288396Format: SoftcoverSeries: The Animal StarsPages: 203Country of Origin: AustraliaPublisher: Angus&RobertsonAge Group: ChildrenSize: 13 x 20
The donkey's life was carting rocks and big bags of manure. And then he met the men who would change his world...Jack Simpson's code is simple: do your best. But his training as a stretcher-bearer hasn't prepared him or his mates for the horror of the ANZAC landing on the well-defended shore of Gallipoli Peninsula. War is not the adventure they expected.
Carrying a wounded soldier down to the beach on his shoulders, Jack finds a donkey, who miraculously survived being thrown overboard as the tropp ships sailed away. Jack and the donkey form a partnership that will become famous...
This enthralling novel is based on the amazing lives of three true ANZAC legends - and on the deeds of lesser-known but equally heroic stretcher-bearers...Jackie French has once again turned history into a fascinating read.