From The Australian Front
|Original item held by the Army Museum of Western Australia|
Page 5: From The Australian Front. The net profits from sales will be devoted to Australian Soldiers' Patriotic Fund. Publisher: Cassell and Company Ltd. London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne 1917. The photographs in this book are reproduced from Australian and British official negatives taken by the following official photographers -Capt F Hurley, Lieut E Brooks, Lieut H F Baldwin and Lieut G H Wilkins, AFC.
Page 7: Introduction: At Christmas, two years ago, as a result of the hard work of its Editors and other members of the A.I.F., we were presented with an excellent production in the form of the "Anzac Book". That was our second Christmas at war. We are now approaching our fourth, and let us hope it may be the last one during which we shall find ourselves fighting. Our kind friends have again come forward and presented us with a book, not quite so ambitious as the "Anzac Book" was, but one which we hope will convey to those whom we left behind in Australia, and who we know are thinking of us, some idea of our surroundings on the battle fronts of the Australians, and which carries with it our whole-hearted hopes and good wishes for those at home. With it, I feel I have the privilege of sending my most grateful thanks to all for their past work, and my best of good wishes to every member of the A.I.F. for the future. General Birdwood, France, 28th September 1917
Page 50: 1. Factory Corner near Flers: a notable point during the winter. 2. A precious consolation: hot coffee in jam tins at the Comfort Fund's stall, Longueval. The two splendid men who are serving in this picture were both killed when the town hall at Bapaune was blown down by a delayed German mine.
Page 60: 1. A game of pitch and toss amongst the Reserve Troops. 2. Spoiling the German coal dump in the winter's No-Man's Land. On February 24, 1917, the Germans were found to be evacuating their lines on the Somme. This photograph shows men getting coal from the German railway dump, which all the winter had been in No-Man's Land before Le Sars. The Battle of Warlencourt appears in the background.