Red poppy flowers painting on pallet wood by Amy Parker Art. Www.AmyParkerArt.blogspot.com

Red poppy flowers painting on pallet wood by Amy Parker Art. Www.AmyParkerArt.blogspot.com

John "Jack" Simpson Kirkpatrick (centre of picture) who served under the name John Simpson, was a stretcher bearer with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the Gallipoli Campaign. After landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, he obtained a donkey and began carrying wounded  soldiers from the frontline to the beach, for evacuation. He did this for three and a half weeks, often under fire, until he was killed. Simpson and his Donkey are a key part of the "Anzac legend".

John "Jack" Simpson Kirkpatrick (centre of picture) who served under the name John Simpson, was a stretcher bearer with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the Gallipoli Campaign. After landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, he obtained a donkey and began carrying wounded soldiers from the frontline to the beach, for evacuation. He did this for three and a half weeks, often under fire, until he was killed. Simpson and his Donkey are a key part of the "Anzac legend".

The National Archives' exhibition, 'Shell Shocked: Australia after Armistice' offers another way to reflect on World War I as part of ANZAC Day 2012. This is a Letter from Returned Sailors and Soldiers' Imperial League of Australia regarding their Poppy Day appeal, 1932. The League first sold Armistice Day poppies in 1921, and used proceeds to assist returned soldiers, widows and their children. http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/snapshots/shell-shocked/index.aspx

The National Archives' exhibition, 'Shell Shocked: Australia after Armistice' offers another way to reflect on World War I as part of ANZAC Day 2012. This is a Letter from Returned Sailors and Soldiers' Imperial League of Australia regarding their Poppy Day appeal, 1932. The League first sold Armistice Day poppies in 1921, and used proceeds to assist returned soldiers, widows and their children. http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/snapshots/shell-shocked/index.aspx

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