Diary of Thomas Walter White, April-June 1916

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Afion Kara Hissar
Accession Number RCDIG0001326
Collection number 2DRL/0766
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 21 Image/s captured
Maker White, Thomas Walter
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Afion Kara Hissar
Date made 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Digital format and content protected by copyright.

Diary [book 1C] relating to the captivity, during the First World War, of Captain Thomas Walter White, Mesopotamian Half Flight, Australian Flying Corps. In this diary kept between, April-June 1916. White details his time as a prisoner of the Turks at Afion Kara Hissar camp, Turkey. In particular he notes activities such as cricket, theatre plays and the conditions and treatment of prisoners in the camp. He mentions his surrounding landscape and opium production and talks of how the war was progressing. He writes of new prisoners and their stories of capture and subsequent journeys to the camp.