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Roving Editors 1918

Roving Editors 1918

Roving Editors 1918

W. Sowden

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Here is a unique look at the the First World War through the eyes of a war correspondent.

Here is a unique look at the the First World War through the eyes of a war correspondent. Well-known South Australian journalist, and editor of The Register newspaper, William J. Sowden was one of a delegation of twelve Australian journalists (eight from NSW and Victoria, and one from each of the other states) chosen to travel the world and report on the war, and war activities. Published in 1919, this book is William Sowden's report.

He left Adelaide on 22 June 1918 and spent six months, and 40,000 miles of 'hard travelling and reporting'. Large areas were traversed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, the United States, Canada, the Pacific Islands and France. The journeys were taken by almost every possible mode, subject to extreme weather at times. While managing to stay accident free, Sowden does write of some narrow escapes, as well as his ship being quarantined twice and other adventures.

Together with numerous photographs, of not only the action seen, but also those involved, this is a valuable record of World War One which will interest military historians and any who wish to know more about Australia's involvement in the war.


I. Outward Bound
II. In the Samoas
III. "The Earthly Paradise"
IV. In "God's Country"
V. Across America
VI. The Modern Babylon
VII. More of New York
VIII. Under Convoy
IX The Silent Watchdogs
X. With Our Boys at the Front
XI. The Australian Commander-in-Chief
XII. Amid Booby Traps, Ruins and Desolation
XIII. Personalities in France
XIV. "Gentlemen, The King!"
XV. Some Famous Men
XVI. Salisbury Plain and other Soldiers' Resorts
XVII. Women and War Work
XVIII. War Eating and Drinking, and Gretna Green and Chester
XIX. Tanks, an Aeroplane, and Raids
XX. Manchester, Bristol, and Bath
XXI. The "Distressful" Country
XXII. Bonnie Scotland
XXIII. Churches, Padres, Education, and "God's Acre"
XXIV. Stray Leaves
XXV. Homeward Bound in America
XXVI. The Ruddy Shambles
XXVI1. Snow, Phenomena, and Farewell
XXVIII. A Summary

This ebook is a the same as the CD version from Archive Digital Books Australasia which is available from Gould Genealogy & other retailers. This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole original volume, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.

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Publisher Archive Digital Books Australia
Author W. Sowden
Date (1919) 2007
Pages 302

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