Australians on the Western Front: Voices from across the miles

By Michael Grealy
May 31 2018 - 2:00am
IN TOUCH: 5th Australian Machine Gun company Sergeant Peter O’Connell reads a letter from home at Vendelles on September 17, 1918. Sergeant Arthur James Stewart (l) died of influenza six weeks later. Picture: AWM E03266

Private Harry Whiting is one of many thousands of Australian soldiers whose letters and diaries, hand-written a century ago on the Western Front, survive in the digital age.

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