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Our Committee is raising funds to create a lasting legacy telling the story of Lemnos' link to Gallipoli and Australia's Anzac story. Our projects include the Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial in Albert Park, the publication of a major new historical and pictorial publication and more. To make a donation you can also deposit directly by direct debit into the Committee's bank account: Account Name: Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee Inc; Bank: Delphi Bank; Account No: 204299-020 BSB No: 941300; Include your surname in the reference section. For further information on our legacy projects or to make a donation please contact either Lee Tarlamis 0411553009 or Jim Claven 0409402388M

Monday, 6 March 2017

Lemnos Book Recommendation - Geoffrey Morlett's Eye's Right!

In December 1914 Claude Morlet, a newly qualified doctor, set sail from Melbourne to do his duty for his Country in the First World War. After spending time in Egypt tending the wounded in Australian military hospitals, he got his wish to join the action and arrived in Gallipoli in September 1915 after the initial assault. He recorded his thoughts and observations in diaries and letters back home, many of which have survived, giving a first hand account of the action. Claude records his time on Lemnos during the Gallipoli campaign, including his visit to Sarpi (modern day Kalithea).
The diaries and letters have been knitted together with further background by his son Geoffrey, and illustrated with photographs from Claude's own collection.
The book is called Eye's Right! The Life of Claude Morlet, DSO, Eye Surgeon and Soldier and is published by Lythrum Press (2007). Price is $19.95. Available for order on-line from all good web bookstores.
Well worth a read by all interested in the Hellenic link to Anzac.
Jim Claven
Secretary
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee



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