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War Letters From A Young Queenslander

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War Letters From A Young Queenslander by Robert Marshall Allen is a poignant collection of letters written by a young soldier from Queensland during World War II. The letters give a raw and emotional insight into the experiences and thoughts of a soldier as he navigates the challenges and horrors of war.

The author, Allen, has done a remarkable job of compiling and editing these letters, allowing readers to connect with the young soldier on a personal level. Through the letters, we witness his fears, hopes, and struggles as he battles with the harsh realities of war.

What makes this book truly exceptional is the authenticity of the letters. They are filled with raw emotions, vivid descriptions, and intimate details that make the reader feel as if they are right there alongside the soldier on the battlefield.

Overall, War Letters From A Young Queenslander is a powerful and moving read that sheds light on the human side of war. It is a must-read for anyone interested in learning about the personal experiences of soldiers during World War II.

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Letters from a Brisbane doctor posted to the Western Front from 1914 to December 1915. He tells anecdotes of World War I including stories of "de-lousing" an entire regiment, the precise arrangements of the urine trenches and his eyewitness accounts of the battles of Neuve Chapelle and Ypres and a contemporary comment on the Gallipoli campaign. He describes how the enemy rains shells on the ambulances and the retrievals of the wounded from the trenches at night. This was also a time of great medical advances, so we hear from a participant the fascinating story of some of the first mass Tetanus inoculations, and the series of experiments surrounding the invention of "vermi-jelly", along with the darker stories of the invention and first uses of chlorine gas.

This story of an Australian doctor in The Great War is read by another Australian doctor, and comes complete with Australian slang read in an authentic Aussie accent!


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