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A GALLIPOLI ROMANCE.

A romantic episode in relation to the Gallipoli campaign is brought into special prominence in a despatch received recently from the A.I.F. headquarters, London, by the Acting-Minis-ter of Defence in Australia. "After the Anzacs had established themselves upon Gallipoli," relates an English newspaper, " the Second Australian .Brigade was removed to the southern portion of the peninsula to co-operate with British troops in the operations of early May. The brigade gained its objectives, but lost heavily. ' One of its soldiers found a photograph of a girl on a portion of the fought-over ground, and the picture so impressed him that he has retained it ever since. Coming over to 'England for his first leave in February last, he showed the photograph to a canteen worker, saying that, though it seemed impossible that he ! should do so, he would like to meet the original of it. The lady said the picture greatly resembled a friend of hers, and offered to arrange an introduction. The Australian is now married.' The photograph was-identified, as one that had been given by the lady it depicted, to her husband, who was killed in the Gallipoli operations. But the widow is not sacrificing the memory of her dead liusband or discarding her weeds. The photograph was taken years ago, and it is the daughter of the original and the dead soldier that the Anzac will take back with him- to Australia."

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A GALLIPOLI ROMANCE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9592, 23 April 1919

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A GALLIPOLI ROMANCE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9592, 23 April 1919

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