Almanac History and Poetry: Two Remembrance Day Offerings

In 2020, I posted two pieces on The Footy Almanac website particularly suited to appearing on Remembrance Day, in some contexts referred to as Armistice Day. I offer them again this year to commemorate this most important day in our history.


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 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 films with a tertiary education purpose.

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