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A collection of vintage photographs taken on active service by Warrant Officer (later Lieutenant) Edward James Shalless, a member of the 1st Royal Australian Navy Bridging Train by [Gallipoli] - from Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers (SKU: 107814)

A collection of vintage photographs taken on active service by Warrant Officer (later Lieutenant) Edward James Shalless, a member of the 1st Royal Australian Navy Bridging Train

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A collection of vintage photographs taken on active service by Warrant Officer (later Lieutenant) Edward James Shalless, a member of the 1st Royal Australian Navy Bridging Train

by [Gallipoli]

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This very small and relatively unknown unit, formed in February 1915, was diverted to Gallipoli and put under the control of the British Army. On 7 August, during the August Offensive, the Bridging Train went ashore at Suvla Bay and built a number of essential piers. The unit remained at Gallipoli until the final evacuation on 18 December; it was based in Egypt throughout 1916, before being disbanded in early 1917. WO Shalless joined the 4th Pioneer Battalion in March 1916. These 54 images (47 of them captioned in detail), some printed ephemera, and a hand-made Xmas card (from 'My Dug Out, Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, 17-11-15'), sent home to his wife and son, are a very rare record of the activities of the 1st RANBT. The bulk of the images are presented on 33 contemporary postcard-format prints on stiff card stock (the other three are slightly smaller prints, on thinner stock); 18 of the prints each contain images of two original snapshots.

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107814
Title
A collection of vintage photographs taken on active service by Warrant Officer (later Lieutenant) Edward James Shalless, a member of the 1st Royal Australian Navy Bridging Train
Author
[Gallipoli]
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About Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers

The business was established in Adelaide in March 1976 and is a longstanding member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers (ANZAAB) and the Australian Antique Dealers Association (AADA). A large out-of-print and antiquarian stock is maintained at our retail outlet in the centre of Adelaide; mail-order catalogues of our specializations are issued and a representative selection of our stock is online.

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