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Egyptian radio show - 9th Feb 2015 - interview with Professor Peter Stanley, talking to us about what the Australians got up to during WW1 in Egypt.

Jerry Guirguis interview Professor Peter Stanley, is an Australian historian and Research Professor at the University of New South Wales [ UNSW ] in the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society, Dr Stanley will be speaking to us about what the Australians got up to in Egypt during WW1, on 96.5FM - the Egyptian radio show [ Monday 9th Feb 2015, 6:30pm Melbourne ].

 

                        We have the following list of guests to be interviewed over the next months;

                                      9th Feb 2015 - Professor Peter Stanley [ UNSW ]

                                    16th Feb 2015 - Returned & Services League [ RSL Victorian Branch ] - Brigadier Keith Rossi - Victoria Historian

                                    16th Mar 2015 - Egypt Assistant Foreign Minister - Mohamed Khairat 

                                    23rd Mar 2015 - H.E. Barney Riley - New Zealand Ambassador to Egypt

                                    30th Mar 2015 - H.E. Dr Ralph King - Australian Ambassador to Egypt

 

     25th Apr 2015 - Anzac day dawn service Cairo Egypt [ Anzac-Egypt 2015 Tour attending ]

 

 

Anzac-Egypt 2015 Tour [ please contact Jerry Guirguis on  [email protected]

 

This year, on 25ht April 21015, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) will commemorate it’s Centenary, Anzac was a First World War army corps of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force that was formed in Egypt in 1915, our radio station [ 95.5FM – Egyptian radio show, Melbourne Australia, English Edition ] have been covering the Anzac Day Dawn service that's held in Cairo Egypt with our Australian Ambassador [ Dr Ralph King ] since 2013.   

 

This year 2015, we understand it will be New Zealand - Egypt Embassy’s turn to host the Centenary of Anzac, we are in the process of putting the final stages of our tour, to visit Egypt and attend the dawn service on 25th April 2015 [ ANZAC – Egypt 2015 tour ], held at the Cairo Commonwealth Grave Cemetery.

 

Fly out Saturday 18th April 2015 – leave Cairo-Egypt Friday 1st May 2015

 

 

 

  

 

 

6:30pm – Our 1st special guests tonight is Dr Peter Alan Stanley;

 

            2007–2013 was Head of the Centre for Historical Research at the National Museum of Australia.

            1980 – 2007, Peter was an historian and curator at the Australian War Memorial, including as head of the Historical Research Section and Principal Historian

 

            Written [ 25 ] books about Australia and the Great War

            [ Quinn's Post, Anzac, GallipoliMen of Mont St QuentinBad Characters and Digger Smith and Australia's Great War, +++plus more ]

 

 

 

Hi and welcome, can we start with ......................

 

Sep- 2002, you toured Egypt and Crete, part of Australian War Memorial-Imperial War Museum Joint Study;

            Q1] What was you finding ?

 

 

Nov 1914 – Australian Imperial Force, arrive in Egypt and set up camp and start their military training at Mena – Cairo

           

28th Jan 1915 – a skirmish/battle at Suez Canal

            Q2] Any Australians got involved in that ?

 

2nd April 1915 – another skirmish / FIRST WASSA

            Q1] What was all that about ?

 

            Your book -  Bad Characters: Sex, Crime, Mutiny, Murder and the Australian Imperial Force was the joint winner of the 2011 

            Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History.[3]

 

 

Anzac Cove, Turkey, April 25, 1915.
Second Wassa, Egypt, July 31, 1915.
Um Rakhum, Egypt, December 13, 1915.
Gebel Medwa, Egypt, December 25, 1915.

 

 

 

1916 – Sinai theatre

Halazin, Egypt, January 23, 1916.

The Jifjafa Raid, Sinai, April 10 to 14, 1916

El Qatiya, Sinai, April 23, 1916  

Romani, Sinai, August 4 to 5, 1916.

Bir el Abd, Sinai, August 9, 1916.
El Mazar, Sinai, September 17, 1916.

Maghara, October 15, 1916
El Arish, Sinai, December 20, 1916.
Magdhaba, Sinai, December 23, 1916.

 

 

1917 – Palestine theatre

Rafa, Sinai, January 9, 1917.
Baghdad, Mesopotomia, March 11, 1917.
First Gaza, Palestine, March 26 to 27, 1917.
Second Gaza, Palestine, April 19, 1917.
El Auja, Palestine, May 23, 1917

Third Ypres, Belgium, September till to November, 1917.
El Buggar Ridge, Palestine, October 27, 1917.

Beersheba, Palestine, October 31, 1917.
Khuweilfe, Palestine, November 1 to 8, 1917.

Third Gaza, Palestine, November 6, 1917 to January 2, 1918. 

Tel es Sheria, Palestine, November 7, 1917.

Huj, Palestine, November 8, 1917

Ayun Kara, Palestine, November 14, 1917.   

Amwas, Palestine, Sunday, November 18, 1917.

Bald Hill, Palestine, November 27 to December 5, 1917

El Burj, Palestine, December 1, 1917.

Balin, Harith and Kuddin, Palestine, Thursday, December 27, 1917.

 

 

 

 

1918 – Palestine/Jordon/Syria theatres

First Amman, Palestine, March 27 to 30, 1918.
Es Salt, Jordan, April 30 to May 3, 1918.
Abu Tellul, Palestine, July 14, 1918.
Megiddo, Palestine, September 19 to 21, 1918.
Nablus, Palestine, September 20, 1918.
Wady Fara, Palestine, September 21, 1918.
Second Jordan, Jordan, September 25, 1918.
Semakh, Palestine, September 25, 1918.

Jisr Benat Yakub, Palestine, September 27, 1918.

Ziza, Jordan, September 28, 1918.
Kuneitra & Sasa, Syria, September 29, 1918.
Kaukab, Syria, September 30, 1918.
Damascus, Syria, October 1, 1918.

Khan Kusseir, Syria, October 2, 1918.

Aleppo, Syria, October 26, 1918.  

Surafend, Palestine, 10 December 1918  

 

1919

The Egyptian Rebellion, Egypt, 13 March to 10 April 1919 

 

 

 

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Jerry Guirguis                                                

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