To the Peace Cranks [poem, 18 January 1918]

[Editor: Published in Aussie: The Australian Soldiers’ Magazine, no. 1, 18 January 1918.] To the Peace Cranks. You — who are you who cry for Peace at any price? How many of you fought, are scarred, and realise? Though this be Hell itself, Before we list to you we’d have it thrice — And we […]

The “Dud” [poem, 18 January 1918]

[Editor: Published in Aussie: The Australian Soldiers’ Magazine, no. 1, 18 January 1918.] The “Dud.” A Dud lies here, disturb him not But let him rest in peace. He resteth from the weary world, His work at last doth cease. Condemned unto a violent death Far from his place of birth, But to our great […]

Sardines [18 January 1918]

[Editor: Published in Aussie: The Australian Soldiers’ Magazine, no. 1, 18 January 1918.] Sardines. I had hoarded them for some time in the interests of war economy, when hunger got the better of me. Morning shift created an appetite, and why not sardines? So I handed them to the cook’s “offsider” to place in his […]

What Profiteth? [poem, 18 January 1918]

[Editor: A poem, possibly written by C.E.W. Bean (Australian war correspondent and historian). Published in Aussie: The Australian Soldiers’ Magazine, no. 1, 18 January 1918.] What Profiteth? The last long gun has spoken, The echoes die. The last sad trees stand broken On the yellow sky. The last slow file is wending Away to the […]

Aussie Dictionary [18 January 1918]

[Editor: A humourous glossary of terms used by Australian soldiers during World War One. Published in Aussie: The Australian Soldiers’ Magazine, no. 1, 18 January 1918.] Aussie Dictionary. (For the use of those at Home) ARCHIE. — A person who aims high and is not discouraged by daily failures. A.W.L. — An expensive form of […]