Author's note Introduction GALLIPOLI 1 The big adventure 2 Relative relations 3 Different rules 4 The prelude 5 Gallipoli 6 Blooded 7 Not much comfort to a mother 8 Heartily sick of it 9 The Kiwis arrive 10 None of the old smallness in it 11 Broken bodies 12 Tears in the dark 13 The shabby sisters THE MARQUETTE 14 Alone in the Aegean 15 'We thought they would let us die!' 16 No time for mock modesty 17 The price of sacrifice THE WESTERN FRONT 18 The first Anzac service 19 Waiting for Harry 20 Harry's letter 21 Grasping for hope 22 The chill of war 23 No place to hide 24 Bombs and basins 25 Desolation 26 Survival 27 Gifts for France 28 Conscription 29 It's something big, Sister 30 The struggle ends 31 The fifth New Year 32 The aftermath Australian World War I nurses honour roll New Zealand World War I nurses honour roll Notes Bibliography Acknowledgements Index
Peter Rees has been a journalist for forty years, working as federal political correspondent for the Melbourne Sun, the West Australian and the Sunday Telegraph. He is the author of The Boy from Boree Creek: The Tim Fischer Story (2001), Tim Fischer's Outback Heroes (2002), and Killing Juanita: A true story of murder and corruption (2004), which was a winner of the 2004 Ned Kelly Award for Australian crime writing, as well as Desert Boys: Australians at war from Beersheba to Tobruk and El Alamein and Lancaster Men: The Aussie heroes of Bomber Command (2013). He lives in Canberra and is currently writing a biography of Charles Bean.