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The Whip Hand, by Bairnsfather
The Whip Hand Private Mulligatawny (the Australian stock-whip wonder) frequently causes a lot of bother in the enemy's trenches Bruce Bairnsfather's "stock whip" cartoon sums up the practical, self-reliant, rough and ready boldness associated with the Aussies. Most Anzac troops were deployed in the Middle East, and of course at Gallipoli, before being sent to the Western Front in 1916 (the time of this picture). the Australians were no walkover, and many felt bitterly let down by what they considered the badly judged British command and the resultant poorly organised British troops. One Australian mining engineer railed against the "British staff, British methods and British bungling". the Australians and New Zealanders proportionately suffered some of the highest losses of the war, and the image of the Anzac soldier remains one of the most iconic. Date: 1916
© Illustrated London News/Mary Evans