Almanac History and Poetry: Two Remembrance Day Offerings

In past months, I’ve posted two pieces on The Footy Almanac website particularly suited to appearing again today, which is of course Remembrance Day, in some contexts referred to as Armistice Day.


The first piece concerns a distant relative of mine, Captain Bert James, R.A.F., who served as an airman in World War 1:


Almanac History: Captain Bert James, R.A.F. (1895-1918)


The second piece is a poem about Captain Albert Jacka, VC, MC and Bar, possibly Australia’s most famous soldier:


Almanac Poetry: Captain Albert Jacka, VC, MC and Bar








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Kevin Densley is a poet and writer-in-general. His work has appeared in print in Australia, the UK and the USA, as well as on many online venues. His fourth book-length poetry collection, Sacredly Profane, has just been published (late 2020) by Ginninderra Press. He is also the co-author of ten play collections for young people, as well as a multi Green Room Award nominated play, Last Chance Gas, which was published by Currency Press. Recent other writing includes screenplays for educational films made for tertiary students.

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