Just a few lines is an eyewitness account of World War 1 documented by two brothers through their letters home to Australia.
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"We have just had 10 days in the roughest part of the line & we caught it pretty hot. I had a pretty close shave myself. I was buried for about an hour. A shell burst right on top of the trench & blew everything on top of me. It was a bit too close for my liking"
"We had a fairly lively time last May at Bullecourt but we didn't lose too many men and we done a lot of damage. I had a nice mornings shooting. There were a few Fritz's getting back out of the shell holes. I was certain of getting one"
"I bagged one German in that disturbance, put a bullet through the middle of his back. It was beautiful to see him fall, He dropped like a parrot of a fence."
"Officially reported 3216 Private P.J. O'Meara killed in action 19/7/16. Kindly inform father W. O'Meara of sad news and convey sympathy of King Queen and Commonwealth and wire me reply paid"
"You might just as well know what missing means in that charge. None of our men had a possible chance of being taken prisoner & you can put all the missing as killed out of this Battalion. Pat was a game as could be. I am sure he wasn't afraid to die."
"I suppose you heard I got a slight crack on the 19th. It is very harmless, only a bullet through the left forearm and very painless"