A non-fiction picture book that tells the courageous true story of a man and his donkey in a time of war.
Jack and Billy grew up in the back alleys of South Shields, England, dreaming of adventure. Jack’s wish came true in World War I when he served as a stretcher bearer on the battlefields of Gallipoli, Turkey. When stretchers ran short, Jack enlisted the help of a donkey called Duffy, and together these unlikely heroes worked tirelessly, carrying wounded soldiers from the battlefront to the beach hospital. The Donkey of Gallipoli is the true story of one man and his donkey and the twist of fate that brought two boyhood friends together one last time…