Private John Simpson

Australia, 1988

Film
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Episode of Series “Willesee’s Australians”.
One of the greatest symbols of Australia at war is that of Private John Simpson and the Battle of Gallipoli. Simpson and his donkey “Duffy” were a familiar sight on the shores of Gallipoli as they worked day and night carrying wounded allied soldiers from the frontline to the beach. He was attributed with saving the lives of hundreds, his tenderness and concern for the wounded were renowned. His death was inevitable and he knew it. Private John Simpson and his donkey have gone down in history as a bastion of valour amidst a world at war.

Credits

production company

Film Australia

co-producer

Ron Saunders

Pamela Vanneck

Duration

00:48:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1988

Appears in

Willesee's Australians

Group of items

Willesee's Australians

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

300834

Language

English

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Australia - Armed forces

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Kirkpatrick, John Simpson

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1914-1918

History → Kirkpatrick, John Simpson

People → Kirkpatrick, John Simpson

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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