The memoir of an Australian officer captured during the Great War.
Captain William Cull fought the First World War from both sides of the wire. He took part in bitter fighting on the Western Front, and in February 1917 was taken prisoner by the Germans. Having survived the ordeal of battle, Cull spent the remainder of the war in German captivity. The first half of Both sides of the wire is an action-packed account of Cull’s war on the Western Front, while the second half is a candid portrayal of his experiences as a prisoner. Based on Cull’s 1919 memoir At all costs, this is one of the few published accounts of captivity in Germany during the First World War. Edited by Aaron Pegram, a historian at the Australian War Memorial.
Soft cover, photographs, 232 pages.
Courage. Endurance. Mateship. Sacrifice. These values, engraved in stone at the Isurava war memorial, have become synony…