"We have always to sleep in our clothes and equipment. I have not had a wash for a week, but hope to get one very shortly. Things are pretty quiet now. We get it hot sometimes with the shells. . .While I am writing this letter I am in a burrow just like a rabbit, in protection from the enemy's shells." - Published in NSW's The Bathurst Times on Friday, 25 June, 1915. bit.ly/AusWarStories

"We have always to sleep in our clothes and equipment. I have not had a wash for a week, but hope to get one very shortly. Things are pretty quiet now. We get it hot sometimes with the shells. . .While I am writing this letter I am in a burrow just like a rabbit, in protection from the enemy's shells." - Published in NSW's The Bathurst Times on Friday, 25 June, 1915. bit.ly/AusWarStories

An advertisement from World War I to buy Life's War Guide in Victoria's record from Saturday October 10, 1914. bit.ly/AusWarStories

An advertisement from World War I to buy Life's War Guide in Victoria's record from Saturday October 10, 1914. bit.ly/AusWarStories

On this day: October 1939, Melbourne's The Argus publishes that a bureau has opened for Australians who want to join the British Army in World War II. bit.ly/AusWarStories

On this day: October 1939, Melbourne's The Argus publishes that a bureau has opened for Australians who want to join the British Army in World War II. bit.ly/AusWarStories

"The first country to use postcards was Austria, where the postcard system was adopted in October, 1868. It was so popular that eight million cards were sold in the first year." A brief history of postcards in The Murrumbidgee Advertiser, Friday 9 November, 1917. bit.ly/AusWarStories

"The first country to use postcards was Austria, where the postcard system was adopted in October, 1868. It was so popular that eight million cards were sold in the first year." A brief history of postcards in The Murrumbidgee Advertiser, Friday 9 November, 1917. bit.ly/AusWarStories

A Commonwealth official says that numerous Australian soldiers are marrying in England their Australian fiancees, who are coming here by every steamer. Many are also marrying English girls, and wounded soldiers are marrying their nurses. There have been many hasty marriages through girls proposing to the soldiers, and undertaking all the arrangements. Published in The Border Morning Mail, 14 October, 1916 bit.ly/AusWarStories

A Commonwealth official says that numerous Australian soldiers are marrying in England their Australian fiancees, who are coming here by every steamer. Many are also marrying English girls, and wounded soldiers are marrying their nurses. There have been many hasty marriages through girls proposing to the soldiers, and undertaking all the arrangements. Published in The Border Morning Mail, 14 October, 1916 bit.ly/AusWarStories

This menu card advertising a "fair dinkum" Egyptian restaurant, written in broken English, was sent by a soldier to his parents in 1917. It was published in The Grenfell Record on September 11, 1917. bit.ly/AusWarStories

This menu card advertising a "fair dinkum" Egyptian restaurant, written in broken English, was sent by a soldier to his parents in 1917. It was published in The Grenfell Record on September 11, 1917. bit.ly/AusWarStories

Lismore's Northern Star reported of a soldier escaping the 113th Australian General Hospital at Concord. bit.ly/AusWarStories

Lismore's Northern Star reported of a soldier escaping the 113th Australian General Hospital at Concord. bit.ly/AusWarStories

Thirty thousand Christmas Puddings purchased for Anzac troops - The Ballarat Star, 15 December 1916

Thirty thousand Christmas Puddings purchased for Anzac troops - The Ballarat Star, 15 December 1916

"Herr Hitler and National Socialism are the products of the defeat of a great nation in war and its reaction against the confusion and distress which followed that defeat. National Socialism itself is a revolution and a conception of national philosophy." - An extract from British Ambassador to Berlin Sir Nevile Henderson's final report on the events which led to war, published in the Sydney Morning Herald. bit.ly/AusWarStories

"Herr Hitler and National Socialism are the products of the defeat of a great nation in war and its reaction against the confusion and distress which followed that defeat. National Socialism itself is a revolution and a conception of national philosophy." - An extract from British Ambassador to Berlin Sir Nevile Henderson's final report on the events which led to war, published in the Sydney Morning Herald. bit.ly/AusWarStories

The perfect recruit for World War II would be 6 foot and 6 inches tall, built in proportion, and aged just over 30, according to an article published Queensland's The Northern Miner on 12 August 1941. bit.ly/AusWarStories

The perfect recruit for World War II would be 6 foot and 6 inches tall, built in proportion, and aged just over 30, according to an article published Queensland's The Northern Miner on 12 August 1941. bit.ly/AusWarStories

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