Sunday, 1 February 2015

Life Interrupted: Personal Diaries from WWI

Courtesy of the State Library of NSW.

It was at the end of the First World War in 1918 that the then Public Library of NSW began to collect the diaries and personal letters of those who had been involved in the conflict. These weren't only soldiers, but doctors, nurses, journalists and artists. The collection now contains around 1100 volumes of diaries from some 550 servicemen and women. In the exhibition, Life Interrupted, these personal accounts are supported through photographs, newspapers, maps and artwork while presenting the honest and at times heartbreaking reality of WWI.

Read the full article on the AU review.
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