Wallaby Warrior: The World War I Diaries of Australia's Only British Lion

Wallaby Warrior: The World War I Diaries of Australia's Only British Lion


Tom Richards is the one Australian-born rugby participant to have performed for either Australia and the British Lions. while the Australian staff gained the Gold Medal for rugby on the 1908 Olympic video games, the London Times said: "If ever the Earth needed to decide upon a Rugby soccer group to play opposed to Mars, Tom Richards could be the first participant chosen." This publication will inform whatever of Richards' notable wearing lifestyles, however it generally reproduces highlights from the very unique diary he stored in the course of WWI. He had labored part-time with the Sydney Morning Herald ahead of he enlisted and he may write among 100-800 phrases approximately his stories on a daily basis, giving a revealing, intimate account of what happened in the course of the Gallipoli crusade after which the Western entrance, the place he obtained an army pass for his braveness less than German fireplace. He was once acerbic in his reviews, usually serious of his superiors and fellow squaddies; he was once an outstanding observer of human tragedy and frailties, time and again discovering fault with the British dependable, and assembly a number of very important conflict figures, together with Simpson at Gallipoli. He incorporated vibrant descriptions of soccer suits performed in Egypt, Gallipoli, and at the entrance, and there also are a variety of lighter moments, as Richards sought out and was once intrigued via unusual characters.

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