On a Friday morning, the New Year's Day of 1915, two Afghans attacked a train carrying 1200 picnickers from Broken Hill. The inhabitants of the town had only recently farewelled a group of volunteers who were being sent to Egypt to be trained and to protect the Suez Canal. These forces would later be sent to Gallipoli to fight the Ottomans, and to Europe to fight alongside the British forces on the Western Front. The two men - first identified as Turks but later confirmed to be Afghans - killed...[Show more]
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