Leonard Darby

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First name: Leonard

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Last name: Darby

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Report, to the Commanding Officer, H.M.A.S. Sydney, written by Leonard Darby, the ship's surgeon, after its engagement with the German cruiser, S.M.S. Emden off the Cocos Islands. Darby describes the wounds sustained by the Australian sailors and the operations he performed below decks under very difficult, overcrowded conditions

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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