Short Film: A Letter from the Front

In this short film from Bundaberg: Our History, Darcy Braund reads a heartbreaking letter from a First World War prisoner of war, describing the death of his friend.

Darcy reads a letter from Pvt P McKenna, POW in Germany during WW1, to his mother in Mt Perry telling her that his best friend, James Carey, is dead. Thanks to State Library of Qld, AWM, NAA, Darcy Braund, Dr Wendy Davis, Theo Delaney, and Adrienne Williams

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