Our enemy, my friend: The diary of Emma Shelldrake, The Adelaide Hills, 1915
It is 1915 and Australia is involved in the First World War. Young Australian men are dying in the trenches of Europe. To soldiers fighting in France and Gallipoli, the village of Wirreebilla in the Adelaide Hills seems peaceful and far away. But is it really so peaceful? German settlers are increasingly being treated as aliens by Wirreebilla locals and old friends become the new enemy. When Emma Shelldrake experiences this hatred first-hand, she begins to understand how difficult wartime can be for everyone. Suitable for upper primary, 168 pages, soft cover.
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