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"Looking North from Plugge's Plateau with Walkers Ridge in the foreground.  There is no longer any sign from the road." period picture reproduced from "Gallipoli, a guide to New Zealand battlefields and memorials", (Auckland 2004), Ian McGibbon, p. 79.

 

 

 


 

"picture of "Brigadier-General H.B. Walker, the British commander of the Australians at Lone Pine", reproduced from "The boys who came home", (Crows Nest 1990), Harvey Broadbent, p. 93

Last updated : 06/02/08

At Anzac potential leaders of these citizen armies had to learn their trade.  Contrary to the mythology about our natural skills compared to the British Regulars, the most outstanding commander within the Anzac perimeter was a British officer, Brigadier-General Harold "Hooky" Walker.  He commanded the New Zealand Brigade on the first day and would command the 1st Australian Division during the August offensive.  It was he who forged the Australians into a professional formation.

"Gallipoli Revisited" (2006), Christopher  Pugsley.

"The Field Troop, N.Z.E., regrading the road to Russell's Top.", period picture reproduced from “The New Zealanders at Gallipoli”, (Auckland 1921), Major Fred White, p. 141

"Lieutenant R.F.R. Beetham of the Wellington Mounted Riffles at the entrance to the trenches on Walker's Ridge", period picture reproduced from "Gallipoli, a guide to New Zealand battlefields and memorials", (Auckland 2004), Ian McGibbon, p. 66

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