The Man the Anzacs Revered

The Man the Anzacs Revered

Author: Daniel Reynaud
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The legendary true story of William McKenzie, whose tireless work as a Salvation Army Chaplain among the Anzacs in World War I earned him the nickname 'Fighting Mac'.

What makes McKenzie's reputation incredible is that he embodied almost everything that the typical digger loved to hate. He railed against booze, brothels, betting and bad language, and forcefully appealed to the Anzacs to become Christians. 
At Gallipoli he conducted burial services under shell fire. At the Battle of Lone Pine he followed the charge carrying just a spade. In Cairo before the Gallipoli landings, he dragged men out of brothels and put them on a tram back to camp. 
Despite these apparent disadvantages Fighting Mac was worshipped and revered by the soldiers—becoming the man who best represented the Anzac ideal.
If the original Anzacs revered him, then we who revere them should pay attention to his story.

Book Title The Man the Anzacs Revered
Author Daniel Reynaud
Type Book
Format Paperback
Publisher Signs Publishing
Release date 2015

The legendary true story of William McKenzie, whose tireless work as a Salvation Army Chaplain among the Anzacs in World War I earned him the nickname 'Fighting Mac'.

What makes McKenzie's reputation incredible is that he embodied almost everything that the typical digger loved to hate. He railed against booze, brothels, betting and bad language, and forcefully appealed to the Anzacs to become Christians. 
At Gallipoli he conducted burial services under shell fire. At the Battle of Lone Pine he followed the charge carrying just a spade. In Cairo before the Gallipoli landings, he dragged men out of brothels and put them on a tram back to camp. 
Despite these apparent disadvantages Fighting Mac was worshipped and revered by the soldiers—becoming the man who best represented the Anzac ideal. If the original Anzacs revered him, then we who revere them should pay attention to his story.

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