Alec Donaldson

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First name: Alec

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Last name: Donaldson

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Capt. Donaldson's account of events in two diaries, 6 August-26 December 1917, written in a 1914 diary, and from 6 August 1918-24 December 1918, while kept as a prisoner of war on board S.M.S. Wolf, after capture and sinking of his ship, S.S. Matunga, and later in Germany; with typescript biographical note

An Anzac and some of his friends. "The Donks"
'An Anzac and some of his friends. "The Donks"'

Taken by official war photographer Frank Hurley, this image and its title are equally captivating  because it's such an ordinary photo of a young man looking after his animals in such  extraordinary circumstances. I can just imagine him saying something like 'Must be almost time to feed the donks' - an unremarkable job if he was at home, perhaps he was a farmer. Something else again at War in the Middle East. See pic.
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