Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Friday, April 27, 2018

ANZAC Day Remembered, Part II: Color Sketches of Gallipoli

Anzac Beach—June 1915

Major Leslie Fraser Standish Hore, in civilian life a solicitor from Hobart, Tasmania,  served with the 8th Australian Light Horse at Gallipoli.  Arriving with a wave a reinforcements after the initial landings, he proved to be an effective combat leader and a talented war artist. Hore’s drawings reveal a personal view of Gallipoli through the eyes of a man sensitive to the beauty and drama off his surroundings and the tragedy of war.

"June 1915"—Scenes of Indian Soldiers

A French 75 Shell Fired by the Turks Detonates Nearby

Later in the war, Hore would move to the Western Front where he earned the Mililtary Cross in 1916.  He survived the war and lived until 1935.  Here is a few of his color sketches that documented life at Gallipoli in 1915.  More can be found at the website of the Australian Department of Veterans' Affairs. HERE

"The Morning After," Enemy Dead in No-Man's-Land

Swimming Detail at Anzac

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