The train drew most of its strength from the Naval Reserve, and the protagonist does not admit to being part of it. Walsh and others suggest that the lines ‘my country said, Son, there’s work to be done’ and ‘they marched me away to the war’ imply compulsion – in other words: Please take a moment to review my edit. Also, there was no ‘call up’ of Australian troops. This article has been rated as C-Class on the project’s quality scale. We shall probably never know how the confusion came about.

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It is also to be remembered that the generals where still in the old fashioned mind set, and did not appreciate the need for speed.

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This article is of interest to the following WikiProjects:. I never understood this line to be questioning the commemoration of the war, as the article suggests. People forget that the song was written in at the height of the anti-war movement and anti-military feeling in Australia.

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Click here to start a new topic. The song, to me, more implies that he was present at the Landing at Suvla Bay in August, the planning for which started earlier in the same year, thus if the narrator was called up to support that, is perfectly logical. I’m deleting the offensive and incorrect words. No special action is amd regarding these talk page notices, other than regular verification using the archive tool instructions below.

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As for a direct response from the author being “of no value whatsoever,” I merely state Wikipedia’s ludicrous policy on Original Research: The Train also recruited some Northern Queensland horsemen, but the fact remains that they were still in the Navy.


I was going to be ” Pommie-polite ” and start this section with ” In my opinion I can only apologise by saying that the following is not intended for you unless you ” is you or you – and you know who you areand more lengthy descriptions haven’t yet achieved the result desired by the larger matilad consensus. Have a nice day. From the point of view of an individual member of the AIF, after training in Egypt they went to Gallipoli.

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They were promptly got rid of by sending them to Suvla in a pinnace. So to be a little less polite In histories of the RAN, the Train is lucky to get a passing mention. Concern that the marches would end when they had all died and that the war might actually be forgotten despite efforts to the contrary was also the sentiment behind the songs acceptance. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. But there’s no evidence that Bogle knew about them.

Suvla was how it was referenced in the Australian press and military records of the time. I’d be intrigued to see how you fit that into the article! It’s just possible that Bogle opted for “Suvla” and then moved his entry into the army to so that the dates would allow for him to be there, but we’ve already established that he revealed no knowledge of the Bridging Train and that he fell into line with an existing misconception. I’m not suggesting at all that no Australians were present at Suvla Bay; in fact, it was I who pointed out the fact, whereas Bogle probably and Walsh very clearly weren’t aware of the participation of the Bridging Train.


This is not a forum for general discussion of the article’s subject. If you recall the debates in the 70s and even the early 80s in Australia, there were many who believed ANZAC Day was a glorification rather matilad commemoration of war, so the article’s interpretation seems more likely.

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Article policies No original research Neutral point of view Verifiability. It must be stated that Bogle, even in his own opinion, has written better songs on the same subject, among them ‘No Man’s Land’ or by it’s other titles, ‘Green Fields of France’ and ‘Willie McBride’ and also, perhaps his best of all, ‘For King and For Country’ None of these songs were written by anybody with the surname Furey or any surname other than Bogle – just to be perfectly clear.

Good song by the way In he ran for the senate.

He played his part that April day, and now he sleeps on Suvla Bay. He says, “I chose Suvla because of a couple of music hall songs that convinced most Aussies that that is where the Anzacs had landed.

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It is well known that several cease fires occurred so that BOTH sides could bury there dead. I shall try to make that line non-committal; the reason will, necessarily, be explained later in the article.

A bit pedantic no?