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THE UNKNOWN ANZAC

It was a mystery that caught the post-war imagination of thousands around the world. In 1928, a Sydney newspaper reported an unknown ANZAC lying in a Sydney psychiatric hospital having been found wandering London streets during the war. That man was Stratford-born George McQuay, whose journey traversed rural New Zealand, Gallipoli and the Western Front, desertions and hospitals, and finally a return home. In his engaging new book Odyssey of the Unknown Anzac historian David Hastings follows McQuay’s journey and through it takes us deep inside the Great War and the human mind. He speaks with David Slack.

Sun, 20 May 2018

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