Nelson, Rupert Llandels Waldron (Lieutenant, 2/33 Battalion, b.1922 - d.1945)

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Accession Number MSS0648
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 55 ITEMS
Object type Manuscript
Maker Nelson, Rupert Llandels Waldron
Date made 1944-1945
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/075/007
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

MANUSCRIPT OF POEMS, MOSTLY WRITTEN WHILE ON ACTIVE SERVICE, POSTHUMOUSLY PUBLISHED AS "FUTILITY: MEDITATIONS OF AN AUSTRALIAN SOLDIER". CONTAINS SEVERAL POEMS INSPIRED BY THE AUTHOR'S INVOLVEMENT IN THE CAPTURE OF SHAGGY RIDGE, RAMU VALLEY IN JANUARY 1944 AS WELL AS OTHER POEMS CONCERNING THE EFFECT OF WAR ON CIVILIANS AND SOLDIERS