ANZACs of Interest: Phillip Schuler. Never heard of him? Read on ...

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At 21 degrees of connection from Slim Dusty, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Laura DeSpain, Phillip Schuler belongs in his famous company. A war correspondent at Gallipoli, Phillip was horrified by what he saw, travelled home and enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force. Later commissioned and promoted to Lieutenant, he was killed by shellfire in Belgium in 1917, aged 27 years.  His biographer recorded, "His bravery was legendary.  His dispatches were evocative and compassionate.  He captured the heroism and horror for Australian newspaper readers ..."  Phillip's two books, "The Battlefields of Anzac: On Which the Australasians Won Deathless Fame" and "Australia in Arms", and thousands of battlefield photographs, have provided a lasting legacy of the horrors endured by young people at war.
WikiTree profile: Phillip Schuler
in The Tree House by Kenneth Evans G2G6 Pilot (165k points)

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Very interesting read, and the profile for him is fantastic. Interesting that while a war correspondent he was upset at what he saw/witnessed, that he then enlisted and served. Must have taken a lot of willpower to put himself in that environment again. Thank you for sharing his story and his profile.
by Michael Smith G2G6 Pilot (102k points)
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Thanks, Michael. Am really taken by Phillip's story. A true ANZAC.
Thanks for the star Kenneth! Not expected or deserved, but I sincerely appreciate it!
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As usual Ken ,a beautiful profile and a wonderful testament to a remarkable man. Thankyou for sharing.
by Jeanne Pepper G2G6 (6.2k points)

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