Watson’s Pier is a mix of historical fact, veterans’ war stories and fiction. It draws on Watson’s written account of his life and the Gallipoli campaign, oral history, the official Australian history of World War One as well as archival material.
With the Dardanelles Expedition: Heroes of Gallipoli (c1915)
Watson’s account of the landing at Gallipoli was included in the ABC audio compilation ‘Anzac Voices’. In it, he recounts his frustration at the British Navy’s decision on the eve of the landing to move the marker ship Triumph without informing the Army. Watson had access to the naval message via his role monitoring communication as a signalman and recalls the moment in Gallipoli: Sapper Signalmen.
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