The front page of the Advertiser, 5 August, 1914
Advertiser – April 1916
1 April 1916
THE GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN.
A BIG WONDERGRAPH ATTRACTION.
The enterprising management of the Wondergraph Picture Theatre has secured a big attraction for Wednesday evening next, when a splendid series of cinematograph pictures, obtained by Mr. E. Ashmead Bartlett, the noted war correspondent, on the battlefields of Gallipoli, will be presented. These pictures, which were taken while stubborn battles were raging, and often at great personal risk to the operator, are issued with the official sanction of the British military authorities. The films tell anew with remarkable vividness and realism the stirring story of how the Australians on that memorable April 25 scaled the heights of Gallipoli, and, in the face of heavy odds, held on with a tenacity and courage that earned for them the admiration of the whole world.
AUSTRALIAN MAILS LOST.
There were 530 bags of Australian mails on board the Channel steamer Sussex, which was recently sunk between Dieppe and Folkestone, 350 of which were lost. Five bags which were damaged have been returned to London, and the remaining 163 will be forwarded to Australia in due course.
TOBACCO FOR SOLDIERS.
The appeal the Mayor of Adelaide addresses to the people of South Australia … for subscriptions to the Southern Cross Tobacco Fund… is sure to meet with a ready response. The men who are engaged in fighting the battle of the whole community and of civilisation are deserving of every possible consideration, and if their heavy and responsible duties can be lightened at all, or the hours spent in the trenches made less wearisome by a plentiful supply of the fragrant weed…By the majority of smokers, who constitute the majority of men, tobacco is regarded as a necessary rather than a luxury, and certainly those who have been accustomed to the comfort of the pipe or cigarette when living the life of peace in Australia, will feel it a great hardship if to the inconveniences and sacrifices unavoidable in the fighting arena is added the further disability arising from the shortage of “something to smoke.”
ANOTHER RECRUITING TRAIN
Arrangements are being made to send a recruiting train into the southern and south-eastern districts, leaving Adelaide on April 28. The Premier (Hon. G Vaughan), the Minister of Industry (Hon. R. P. Blundell), other members of the State War Council, and a number of public speakers will accompany it.
THE PARIS CONFERENCE
MR HUGHES INVITED
REPRESENTS IMPERIAL GOVERNMENT
Mr Asquith, in the House of Commons today, said he hoped Mr Hughes would be able to attend the Economic Conference in Paris as one of the representatives of the Imperial Government.
AN EGYPTIAN FRAUD
The Military authorities write; — An attempt is being made by certain persons in Egypt to obtain money for the parents and friends of soldiers on active service by means of circular-letters offering to forward information on receipt of an Australian pound note. The public are therefore warned that letters from La Commerciale du Nil… should be ignored. There is an official enquiry office at headquarters, Egypt which works in conjunction with the Red Cross Bureau. Any parent or relative may write to the official bureau…