(3216) Private John Cyrus (Jack) Sykes as a private 55th Battalion, France, 1916-1919, interviewed by Dr Timothy Bottoms

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ID numberS03732
Collection typeSound
Title(3216) Private John Cyrus (Jack) Sykes as a private 55th Battalion, France, 1916-1919, interviewed by Dr Timothy Bottoms
Object typeOral history
Date made1980
Descriptoraudio cassette; TDK SA90; mono
AccessOpen
DescriptionEnlistment; tried to join with Snowy River March but parents sent him back to work; why he joined; reaction to serving on Western Front; comments on images portrayed of Western Front in modern films; burying the dead; shell shock; his job as a company runner; reaction to end of the war; feelings on return to Australia; got his old job back; attitude of English officers to Australian troops; reflections on result of First and Second World Wars.
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