Otto Carl Nielsen as a member of 25th Infantry Battalion AIF, Gallipoli and France 1915-1918 [reminiscences]

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, Anzac Area (Gallipoli), Shrapnel Gully Area
Accession Number S03783
Collection type Sound
Measurement 20 min 19 sec
Object type Memoir
Physical description audio cassette; AUDIOSONIC C60; mono
Maker Nielsen, Otto Carl
Date made unknown
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Description

Nielsen speaks of his enlistment in the AIF; training at Enoggera Camp, Albury; deployment for overseas service; further training in Egypt; departure for Gallipoli via Lemnos Island; experiences at Quinns Post; falling ill with enteric fever; hospitalisation and convalescence in England; further training; departure for France; his experience of the Somme offensive and operations against Pozieres, July 1916; being severely wounded in the foot near Hill 160 [around the Windmill]; capture by the Germans and internment near Interlaken; his release in a prisoner exchange initiated by the Red Cross; having an operation on his foot in Switzerland and return to Australia at the end of the war.

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