|Collection type||Digitised Collection|
|Physical description||155 Image/s captured|
White, Thomas Walter
First World War, 1914-1918
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Typescript copy diary of Thomas Walter White, November 1915-December 1918
Typescript diary 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, November 1915 -December 1918, White details his capture near Baghdad, his arrival at Afion Kara Hissar camp, Turkey, via Mosul and Aleppo and his escape from the Turks. He writes about the conditions and treatment that he and other prisoners endured during captivity. Throughout White’s diary he records plays and theatre scripts and sports that he participated in, the price of food and snippets of war news. He describes the landscape and cultures he sees during his imprisonment and records fellow prisoner’s captures and exploits. Due to the small nature of White’s writing, some parts of the copy might not be true to the original.