A World Away – South Australia’s War
When war broke out a world away in Europe, South Australians could not have imagined how it would impact their lives. A World Away documents the experiences of South Australians in their own words – through diaries, letters and newspapers – and in real time, 100 years after the events. Come on a journey with us, month by month, as we delve into the lives of South Australians on the front lines and the home front during the First World War.
In their own words
DECEMBER 1 – IN THE FIELD
Company parades today. Battalion bathed at Desvres.
Battalion mass parade today and inspection of clothing and equipment.
Brigade competition commenced – “C” Company representing this Battalion. Remainder of Battalion – Company parades. Continue Reading »
Cheer-up birthday: button day celebration
The Cheer-up Society, which began its excellent career in a small way, has done much splendid work in entertaining soldiers, both before their departure for the front line and upon their return. On Friday the people of Adelaide were afforded an opportunity of assisting to celebrate the third anniversary of the establishment of this progressive organisation in a practical manner. Continue Reading »
…This ends the first week at Newark. We get up in the dark hours 6 a.m. Parade at 7.15. Breakfast at 8. Parade at 8.45 until 1 o’clock for instruction & then again 2 until 4 p.m. Tea is at 5 p.m. On alternate nights we have lectures at 5.30 to 6.30 on Military Law & Interior Economy. Dinner is at 7.45 & the evening is then free. Continue Reading »
My dear Emmie,
I had Sandor here from Thursday till Friday and we had a nice day or so. I wanted to ask him to write to you from Denmark, but decided not to. He would do it in a minute, but I find they are watched so that if a German spy chanced to see that he was corresponding with the enemy from there, he would certainly have difficulty. Continue Reading »
THE CONQUEST OF JERUSALEM
The glamour of the far Crusades has down the ages run,
And ever will the story of their deeds in song be sung;
And now their valour lives again, fierce flaming in its pride,
As slouch-hat Anzac horsemen into old Jerusalem ride. Continue Reading »
9 December Sunday
Today, had a little unpleasantness in Battery practically same nature as R.A.N.B.T. and appeared to have no ringleaders and the feeling of discontent, was so general, that with \out/ any consultation one to another our complaints proved almost the same, and more general discontent never existed. Continue Reading »