Dust, Donkeys and Delusions

Dust, Donkeys and Delusions : The Myth of Simpson and His Donkey Exposed

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Dust, Donkeys and Delusion examines and clinically
debunks the myth that has grown up around Private John
Simpson Kirkpatrick, the so-called `Man with the Donkey',
the quintessential Australian `hero' of Gallipoli. While
various elements of the Simpson myth have now become
popularly accepted as `history', Dust, Donkeys and
shows clearly, based on historical documents, both
and unofficial, that almost every word ever spoken or
about Simpson following his death is false.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 155 x 232 x 25.4mm | 725.75g
  • Big Sky Publishing
  • Newport, NSW, Australia
  • English
  • 192194174X
  • 9781921941740
  • 698,276

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The fact that campaigners still want Kirkpatrick to be awarded a retrospective Victoria Cross suggests that there may be something to this story which author Graham Wilson seeks to debunk... * Books Monthly *
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About Graham Wilson

Graham Wilson served 26 years in the Australian Regular Army, retiring in 1996 as a Warrant Officer Intelligence Analyst. Following five years as a civilian intelligence officer in the Department of Defence, he transferred to the Defence Department's Directorate of Honours and Awards where he worked for 10 years in the support and policy areas; the latter as Staff Officer Historical Research. Graham retired from the Public Service in February 2011 and now works as a historian. Graham is active in a number of historical and militaria societies and is a prolific author of historical articles; he has been published in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the USA and has received a number of awards for military history writing. Graham lives in Canberra with his wife Sharon, a retired Chief Petty Officer of the Royal Australian Navy, and their Bichoodle "Ralph".
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