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MURPHY OF ANZAC, i
FILM'S ACCURACY DOUBTED.
"Olive Grove" writes:-Can I draw attention to a few bad mistakes in the
film, "Murphy of Anzac?" * -
1. -Murphy (or Simpson, the name he enlisted under) never was allotted to A.M.C., he was with the Ninth, and "buzzed off" at Gallipoli, to run his
own Red Cross outfit.
2. -Murphy's mother never saw Australia. She wrote from England, to say how proud she was-that her son died with the Australians.
3. -I never saw a stretcher-bearer" on the old Peninsh, wearing the spic ¡and span white shirts they have in the picture.
4. -The sight of an Abdul patrol- ling the beach tickled me, and the Gallip cobber that was with me.
5. -The lay of thc country is a bit like the ground in front ot Quinn's, but why did they put that Australian sniper behind a palm? There were no palms up there.
6. -Murphy was not blown up by a shell. He was shot through the heart in an open space, up near the top of Shrapnel Gully. He laid there until night, and then hè was brought in. When the men heard that it was the Man with the Donkey they got, every man took off hts hat and held it ín his hand. Murphy was buried behind the New Zealand Ambulance, near the Tommy camp. The grave was marked.
7. -The picture says they sent Mur ' phy a white feather. That's an insult
to the -honored ashes of a hero, be- cause Murphy sailed with the first Australian contingent, and was at the landing.
If the man who wrote the story that the film was built up on had ever spoken to a Ninth man, or to one of the early Dinkums, he would have got material that would bring thousands to see the picture in any country in