An edited and illustrated collection of twelve short stories published by Sumner Locke in Australian magazines during World War I.
A woman struggles with the question of her son's enlistment.
Three gentlemen off for a day's shooting are ashamed to find themselves in a world of women, as every man in the region has enlisted.
A country family deal with the rejection of their son for military service.
Two women disagree over whether a husband's primary duty is to his wife or to his country.
The war introduces an element of conflict into the marriage of a soldier and his deeply devoted wife.
A doctor is faced with passing fit for military service the abusive, drunken husband of the woman he loves.
A late-in-life romance illuminates a discussion of the woman's role in the war effort.
Two women in a farming community disagree over whether their sons should enlist.
A young woman seeking to marry her sweetheart, recently returned from the front, finds him reluctant to marry after receiving serious war injuries.
The unintended consequence of a small town getting up 'a kind of war bonus, which was to be awarded to the man returned, in a purse of sovereigns (fifty one-pound notes, they were) for BRAVERY and SUFFERING.'
A young woman talks her reluctant sweetheart into enlisting.
A young woman goes to great lengths to convince her long-time sweetheart–who has returned from Gallipoli missing an arm and an ear–to marry her.