A Woman's Experiences in the Great War extract   autobiography   war literature  
Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004
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  • Editor's note: Louise Mack wrote prolifically in many genres. Born in Hobart, she worked on the Bulletin before leaving for Britain in 1901, where she published An Australian Girl in London (1902). A trailblazer in the field of female war reportage, she travelled to the Continent in August 1914 to cover the early days of the conflict for English newspapers. In the folloing extracts Mack describes the Belgian city Antwerp, both before and after its surrender to the 'brutish' Germans. She recalls an encounter with the conservative Australian journalist Frank Fox, whose offer of assistance to escape the besieged city she ignores.
  • From Chapter II: On the Way to Antwerp (19-20, 20-21, 22); Chapter XXXIV: I Decide to Stay (183) and Chapter XXXV: A Solitary Walk (184-186, 186-188)

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    y On the War-Path : An Anthology of Australian Military Travel On the Warpath : An Anthology of Australian Military Travel Robin Gerster (editor), Peter Pierce (editor), Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 2004 Z1108788 2004 anthology prose autobiography extract poetry criticism diary essay travel war literature 'This anthology reveals the many ways in which going to war has formed a cultural bridge between Australia and the world. From the Sudan in 1885 to Afghanistan in 2001, the connection of war to travel is illustrated by writers and reveals how the experience of war has both broadened and refined (and sometimes distorted) Australian views of the world.' From cover of On the War-Path : An Anthology of Australian Military Travel (2004) Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 2004 pg. 107-111
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