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Companeros,
This is not only a tribute to Aussies in WWI, but a wink to the film "Gallipoli". I always wondered what happened to Infantryman Frank Dunne. Hope you enjoy.

"The Grave" GALLIPOLI - 1915

THE FIGURE
- BBI Head-sculpt, Slouch hat, and rifle.
- SST boots, puttees, shirt, and webbing peripherals
- M-1908 webbing is all scratch made ala Tony Barton's Tutorials. Its not perfect, but I think it came out ok.

HISTORY

In terms of human suffering the First World War was the most traumatic in Australia's history. From a population of less than 5 million, an army of almost 417,000 men was raised between 1914 and 1918; over 330,000 of them served overseas. 58,132 servicemen died and 156,228 were gassed, wounded or taken prisoner of war.

The Battle of Gallipoli took place at Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey from 25 April 1915 to 9 January 1916. A joint British Empire and French operation was mounted to capture the Ottoman capital of Istanbul, and secure a sea route to aid Russia. The attempt failed, with heavy casualties on both sides. (336,900 total casualties with 99,893 dead on both sides with over)
One of the most infamous battles of the campaign (as seen in the film Gallipoli) was the
"Battle of the Nek" on 7 August 1915 in which two regiments of the Australian 3rd Light Horse Brigade mounted a tragic and futile attack on the Turkish trenches.
The Australian casualties from the 3rd Light Horse Brigade numbered 372; 234 from the 8th Light Horse Regiment, of which 154 were killed, and 138 from the 10th, of which 80 were killed. The Turkish losses were negligible on this occasion. When Commonwealth burial parties returned to the peninsula in 1919, the bones of the dead light horsemen were still lying thickly on the small piece of ground.

SOURCES:
http://www.parle.co.uk/genealogy/australia-ww1.htm
www.wikipedia.com













 

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Good figure , good history and excellent custom work .
An original figure , congratulations
 
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