War came so fast a century ago, and so unexpectedly, and everything changed so completely when it came, that it still shocks one today. It still seems extraordinary how swiftly the people of 1914 lost the world they knew, plunging headlong into a very different world, and for each of them a very different life.
In the latest edition of ANU Reporter, PROFESSOR HUGH WHITE AO shares the harrowing diary of his grandfather, who was an 18-year-old midshipman in the Royal Navy when the First World War started.
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