AN ANZAC ON THE WESTERN FRONT The Personal Reflections of an Australian Infantryman from 1916 to 1918

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Harold Williams was an Anzac volunteer who enlisted in 1915, and arrived in France in June 1916 – just in time for the disastrous battle of Fromelles, a catastrophic prelude to the Somme which Williams describes in truly shocking clarity. Surviving Fromelles, the Somme itself, and a subsequent gas attack Williams went through the mud of the Ypres salient; the German Spring offensives of 1918 – and the Australian-led Allied counter-attack before Amiens. Wounded at Peronne, he was invalided to Britain and returned to Australia in 1919. His account of his horrific experiences is both well-written and utterly terrifying.

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