David Coombes: Australian POWs WW1

Posted on: Mon 10 Apr 2023

DAVID COOMBES:  AUSTRALIAN POWS WW1  At least 4,000 Australians who fought in France and Flanders during WWI became prisoners of the Germans. Historian, author, Dr David Coombes’ book Australian POWS – The untold stories of WWI  looks principally into soldiers from the 4th Australian Division taken POW after almost unimaginable bloody fighting during the first battle of Bullecourt.  They suffered trauma unique to war…  one that almost always left a lasting imprint long after the end of the conflict.

David Coombes. Interviewer Helen Meyer

Image: Some Australian 4th Division POWs WW1. Photo provided by D Coombes and used with permission

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