Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda by Eric Bogle and Bruce Whatley

But the band played ‘Waltzing Matilda’ when we stopped to bury our slain. We buried ours, and the Turks buried theirs; then we started all over again.

Eric Bogle’s famous and familiar Australian song about the Battle of Gallipoli explores the futility of war with haunting power. Now Bruce Whatley’s evocative illustrations bring a heart-rending sense of reality to the tale.

This year Australia is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli so this wonderful book it is timely story for every generation to share.


February 16, 2015 Posted by | Picture Books, War | , , , , | Leave a comment