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Dehumanisation

Watch Professor Jay Winter talk about the plight of soldiers who suffered facial injuries and discuss the language used to describe war.

The heart of a lion: Rowley Lording

Watch the story of Rowland Lording and discover how drug addiction affected the veterans of war. Note: This story is a silent presentation. Minor modifications have been made to sentence …

At breaking point: Frank Wilkinson

Watch the story of Frank Wilkinson MM and discover how a soldier could survive the war but not the peace. Note: This story is a silent presentation. Minor modifications have …

Died of shell shock: Royce Baesjou

Watch the story of Royce Baesjou, a man said to have died of shell shock years after coming home. Note: This story is a silent presentation. Minor modifications have been …

Weary hours and days of pain: Harold Candy

Watch the story of Harold Candy and discover how a love story went terribly wrong. Note: This story is a silent presentation. Minor modifications have been made to sentence structure …

The boy soldier: Bernard Haines

Watch the story of Bernard Haines, a boy soldier whose life was marred by war. Note: This story is a silent presentation. Minor modifications have been made to sentence structure …

Introduction to the stories

Bruce Scates introduces the stories from Pozières, France. Having explored aspects of the physical wounds of war, you can now explore stories describing the psychological damage wrought by war. After …

The man with half a face: Gordon Wallace

Watch the story of Gordon Wallace and discover how the plight of a faceless man affected his family. Note: This story is a silent presentation. Minor modifications have been made …

How to access film archives

Watch Bruce Scates guide you through the process of accessing film archives on the Australian War Memorial website. Note: Websites referred to in this presentation were accessed in early 2015 …

Introduction to Week 4

Watch Rebecca Wheatley introduce the theme of War Wounds and the issues you’ll explore this week.

Introduction to the stories

Bruce Scates introduces stories from The Nek, Gallipoli in Turkey. After you’ve watched the stories, we’ll be asking you to reflect on how each explores aspects of the physical wounds …

‘A Farmer Remembers the Somme’ by Vance Palmer

Watch a reading of Vance Palmer’s poem ‘A Farmer Remembers the Somme’ by Monash University student Hannah Gordon. Talking point Within the Comments, consider sharing with other learners your thoughts …

How to access books and images on Trove

Watch Rebecca Wheatley guide you through the process of accessing books and images on the National Library of Australia’s Trove website. Note: Websites referred to in this presentation were accessed …