Letters from the front
Letters from the Front is an authentic account of the First World War through the eyes of an ordinary soldier, Jim McConnell. It seeks to add to our national consciousness of the immeasurable value and sacrifice of all those who have served our country, and our damaged heroes who survived, without in any way glorifying war. This story, written by Jim’s granddaughter in 2011 takes us with Jim to Gallipoli, Villers-Bretonneux and the Somme Canal to gain another glimpse of the events that symbolise courage, comradeship and sacrifice, and that cost Australia a generation. It strives to preserve the authenticity of the time and place in which these events occurred; to simply tell the story without twenty-first century judgments, embellishments or condemnations. Jim McConnell saw people as people, and treated them accordingly, willing to fight and quick to forgive. He then made the most of the life he was left with in post-war Australia.
Soft cover, photographs, 344 pages.