Arthur Donne (2320) 30th Battalion, 1915-1919, First World War interviewed by Jamie Simpson

Accession Number S01902
Collection type Sound
Measurement 1 hr 37 min
Object type Oral history
Physical description Cassette
Maker Simpson, Jamie Alexander
Donne, Arthur
Date made 1977
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
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Description

Interview by Jamie Simpson with Arthur Donne, his memories of the First World War and the period afterwards . Topics covered include: Somme winter of 1916; duckboards; fatalism of life at the front; self inflicted wounds; Messines; work around Newcastle NSW after returning from the war; attitude towards British Empire; conscription.
Interview conducted as part of Simpson's Honours Thesis on Newcastle's returned servicemen.
A transcript of this recording may be available. For further information please contact the Sound section.

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