Waterford, Jack: Gallipoli souvenirs , exploits or exploitation

‘But wait there’s more’, Honest History e-Newsletter No. 3, August 2013

Jack Waterford has written trenchantly in the Canberra Times about the growth in the Gallipoli souvenir industry, everything from shavings of the Lone Pine to ‘the Legend of Gallipoli watch’, in a limited edition of 1915 copies at $399.50 each, complete with inscription ‘Australia was born on the shores of Gallipoli’ and image of John Simpson Kirkpatrick (whose exploits were recently reduced to human dimensions by people not connected with the souvenir industry). Read more…

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