Jack's Journey: A Soldier's Experience of the First World War
- Author: McCormack, Trish (Andrew Gibson co-editor)
- ISBN: 9780473407063
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When Jack Pryce sailed to war in 1915 with the Otago Infantry Battalion he was restless, wanting to "make good" of his life. Experiencing the carnage of Gallipoli and Passchendaele and other epic battles on the Western Front, he rose through the ranks to gain his commission. From the hell of the trenches to the exhilaration of being a "vagabond" adrift in the world, this is the story of a young man experiencing life at its most deadly while never losing his humanity or zest for living. Written on troopships and in training camps, bivvies, trenches and dugouts, his letters have been cherished by his family ever since. None have been published before.