War Letters 1914-1918, Vol. 3
Book 3, War Letters 1914-1918
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This is the third book in the War Letters 1914-1918 series. It is based on the letters of Frederick Muir, a 21 year-old Australian who joined the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) in the first weeks after war was declared in August 1914.
His letters cover the leaving of Australia, the training in Egypt and all his time at Gallipoli until just before his death in November 1915. Proud to be Australian, his writing provides a powerful account of what life was like on the Gallipoli Peninsula, while his detailed, first-hand account of the landing of 25 April 1915 ranks alongside the best accounts of that momentous day.
As with all books in the War Letters 1914–1918 series, Fred's letters are accompanied by extensive notes. They include not only comments on military matters, but on a wide range of very different aspects of life at Gallipoli.
Almost all the notes provide direct links to resources that are freely available online. The links don't include Wikipedia, but they do include battalion diaries, recordings of old songs, war memoirs, military training manuals, official histories, trench maps, documentary films and much, much more. They permit any reader who wants to, to embark on their own journey of historical exploration and discovery.