Lest We Forget Poetry Collection

0319511

Lest We Forget Poetry Collection

0319511
$59.95
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  • Two decorative gutter 10s
  • Replica booklet of “A Letter to the Troops at the Dardanelles”
  • Only 150 produced

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The stunning Lest We Forget Poetry Collection features three unique collectables. A beautiful set of two gutter-10s featuring excerpts from the poetry pieces that were the inspiration behind the stamps. Also included is a replica booklet given to the Troops in WWI.

Stunning collection featuring three unique collectables. A beautiful set of two gutter-10s featuring excerpts from the poetry pieces that were the inspiration behind the stamps. Also included is a replica booklet given to the Troops in WWI.

Along with wreath-laying, poetry reading is an important feature of Anzac Day services across the country. The Lest We Forget stamp issue (2021) features commemorative wreaths, along with excerpts from Australian Anzac-inspired poetry.

Andrew Barton “Banjo” Paterson (1864–1941) is known to most Australians as one of the nation’s most famous poets, the creator of such quintessential bush ballads as “Waltzing Matilda” (1895), “Clancy of the Overflow” (1889) and “The Man from Snowy River” (1890).

With the outbreak of World War I in 1914, Paterson, who had previously been appointed as a special war correspondent to cover the Boer War (1899–1902), travelled to England in the hope of once again performing this role. Unsuccessful in obtaining employment, Paterson served in France as an ambulance driver, before returning home in early 1915. Later in 1915, Paterson was commissioned as a remount officer in the Australian forces in the Middle East. It was also in 1915 that Paterson wrote an open letter to the troops at the Dardanelles, Turkey. This was a soaring, patriotic letter of gratitude for the gallant efforts of the Anzacs during the failed Gallipoli campaign of 1915. The verse is an example of how the notion of an “Anzac spirit” became part of Australia’s emerging national identity.

Features:

  • Two decorative gutter 10s
  • Gutters feature pieces from AB “Banjo” Paterson and JHM Abbott
  • Replica booklet of Banjo Paterson’s “A Letter to the Troops at the Dardanelles”
  • Size each 130mm (w) x 112.5mm (h)

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