For sale is a WW1 General Sir Birdwood Message To Anzacs Christmas 1915 Gallipoli.
The front of this Christmas card states:
“GALLIPOLI. GENERAL SIR WM. R. BIRDWOOD'S MESSAGE to the "Anzacs" Christmas, 1915 "Good cheer, boys, from all old comrades in the firing line. Return soon and we'll see this through together."
Inside front cover reads:
“EXTRACTS from GENERAL HAMILTON'S and GENERAL BIRDWOOD'S DISPATCHES GENERAL SIR IAN HAMILTON to the Prime Minister of Australia. MAYI out of a full heart be permitted to say how gloriously the Australian and New Zealand Contingents have upheld the fine traditions of our race." GENERAL SIR WILLIAM R. BIRDWOOD to the High Commissioner for Australia. THE HE capture of the positions we hold will go down to history as a mag- nificent feat of the Australians and New Zealanders."
The inside double page is an illustration of an anzac soldier shouting “Coo-ee to Australia”.
The inside back cover reads:
“ SENATOR THE HON, GEORGE FOSTER PEARCE, Australian Minister of Defence's Message to the Australians, Christmas, 1915. "AUSTRALIA'S thoughts this Xmas will be with her gallant and noble sons at the front and in the hospitals. To those at the front we wish a speedy victory over their enemies, to those in hospital complete recovery."
This is in excellent condition and is a rare Christmas card.
This will be sent via 1st class signed for and dispatched within two working days.