Voices from the Trenches
Letters to Home. As 1914 drew to a close, little did anyone in Australia know that four years of warfare lay ahead. Young men, bronzed and debonair, had little idea of the grim reality of war as they marched off to do their patriotic duty for King and Country. Among these young men were three brothers: Charles, Fred and James Carthew. This is their story, told through the letters they wrote from Gallipoli, North Africa, Palestine and the Western Front to their mother and sisters back home in Victoria. Paperback, photographs, 244 pages.