It Is Written Oceania Episode 12
Aired on 25 Apr 2014
Ask Australians who was the most famous ANZAC of the First World War and most will probably answer, ‘Simpson, the man with the donkey.’ But if you were to ask the soldiers who fought in that War, you would get quite a different answer. For them the most famous ANZAC of the Great War was Captain William McKenzie – a courageous, enthusiastic Christian minister keen on evangelism but utterly against booze, brothels and bad language. This is the extraordinary story of the ANZAC clergyman who won the hearts of a nation and the nickname, ‘Fighting Mac’.